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    • Antenna-coupled TES Bolometers used in BICEP2, Keck Array, and SPIDER 

      Ade, P. A. R.; Aikin, R. W.; Amiri, M.; Barkats, D.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Bonetti, J. A.; Brevik, J. A.; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Chattopadhyay, G.; Davis, G.; Day, P. K.; Dowell, C. D.; Duband, L.; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S.; Golwala, S. R.; Halpern, M.; Hasselfield, M.; Hildebrandt, S. R.; Hilton, G. C.; Hristov, V.; Hui, H.; Irwin, K. D.; Jones, W. C.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Kaufman, J. P.; Keating, B. G.; Kefeli, S.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; LeDuc, H. G.; Leitch, E. M.; Llombart, N.; Lueker, M.; Mason, P.; Megerian, K.; Moncelsi, L.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O’Brient, R.; IV, R. W. Ogburn; Orlando, A.; Pryke, C; Rahlin, A. S.; Reintsema, C. D.; Richter, S.; Runyan, M. C.; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Sudiwala, R. V.; Teply, G. P.; Tolan, J. E.; Trangsrud, A.; Tucker, R. S.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Weber, A.; Wiebe, D. V.; Wilson, P.; Wong, C; Yoon, K. W.; Zmuidzinas, J.; undefined, undefined (IOP Publishing, 2015)
      We have developed antenna-coupled transition-edge sensor (TES) bolometers for a wide range of cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarimetry experiments, including BICEP2, Keck Array, and the balloon borne SPIDER. These ...
    • Beam Characterization and Systematics of the Bicep2 and Keck Array Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Experiments 

      Wong, Chin Lin (2014-10-21)
      Inflation, which posits an exponential expansion in the early universe, is well motivated since it resolves questions that are left unexplained by standard LCDM cosmology, such as the flatness and homogeneity of the universe. ...
    • BICEP2 III: Instrumental Systematics 

      Ade, P. A. R.; Aikin, R. W.; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Brevik, J. A.; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Dowell, C. D.; Duband, L.; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S.; Golwala, S. R.; Halpern, M.; Hasselfield, M.; Hildebrandt, S. R.; Hilton, G. C.; Irwin, K. D.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Kaufman, J. P.; Keating, B. G.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Lueker, M.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O’Brient, R.; IV, R. W. Ogburn; Orlando, Abigail Claire; Pryke, C; Richter, Sonja Valeska; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Sudiwala, R. V.; Teply, G. P.; Tolan, J. E.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Wong, C; Yoon, K. W. (IOP Publishing, 2015)
      In a companion paper, we have reported a >5σ detection of degree scale B-mode polarization at 150 GHz by the Bicep2 experiment. Here we provide a detailed study of potential instrumental systematic contamination to that ...
    • BICEP2. II. Experiment and three-year data set 

      Ade, P. A. R.; Aikin, R. W.; Amiri, M.; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Brevik, J. A.; Buder, I.; Bullock, E.; Davis, G.; Day, P. K.; Dowell, C. D.; Duband, L.; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S.; Golwala, S. R.; Halpern, M.; Hasselfield, M.; Hildebrandt, S. R.; Hilton, G. C.; Irwin, K. D.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Kaufman, J. P.; Keating, B. G.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Llombart, N.; Lueker, M.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O, R.; Ogburn, R. W.; Orlando, Abigail Claire; Pryke, C; Reintsema, C. D.; Richter, S.; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Story, K. T.; Sudiwala, R. V.; Teply, G. P.; Tolan, J. E.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Wilson, P.; Wong, C; Yoon, K. W. (IOP Publishing, 2014)
      We report on the design and performance of the BICEP2 instrument and on its three-year data set. BICEP2 was designed to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) on angular scales of 1°-5°(l = ...
    • bicep2/Keck Array. IV. Optical Characterization and Performance of the Bicep2 and Keck Array Experiments 

      Ade, P. A. R.; Aikin, R. W.; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Bradford, K. J.; Brevik, J. A.; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Dowell, C. D.; Duband, L.; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S.; Golwala, S. R.; Halpern, M.; Hasselfield, M.; Hildebrandt, S. R.; Hilton, G. C.; Hui, H.; Irwin, K. D.; Kang, J. H.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Kaufman, J. P.; Keating, B. G.; Kefeli, S.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Lueker, M.; Megerian, K. G.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O’Brient, R.; IV, R. W. Ogburn; Orlando, A.; Pryke, C; Richter, Sonja Valeska; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Sudiwala, R. V.; Teply, G. P.; Thompson, K.; Tolan, J. E.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Weber, A. C.; Wong, C; Yoon, K. W. (IOP Publishing, 2015)
      bicep2 and the Keck Array are polarization-sensitive microwave telescopes that observe the cosmic microwave background (CMB) from the South Pole at degree angular scales in search of a signature of inflation imprinted as ...
    • Bicep2/keck Array. Vii. Matrix Basede/bseparation Applied to Bicep2 and the Keck Array 

      Ade, P. A. R.; Ahmed, Z.; Aikin, R. W.; Alexander, Kate Denham; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Bowens-Rubin, Rachel; Brevik, J. A.; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Buza, Victor; Connors, Jake Anthony; Crill, B. P.; Duband, L.; Dvorkin, Cora; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S.; Grayson, J.; Halpern, M.; Harrison, Sarah; Hildebrandt, S. R.; Hilton, G. C.; Hui, H.; Irwin, K. D.; Kang, J.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Karpel, E.; Kaufman, J. P.; Keating, B. G.; Kefeli, S.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Lueker, M.; Megerian, K. G.; Namikawa, T.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O’Brient, R.; IV, R. W. Ogburn; Orlando, A.; Pryke, C.; Richter, S.; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Steinbach, B.; Sudiwala, R. V.; Teply, G. P.; Thompson, K. L.; Tolan, J. E.; Tucker, C.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Weber, A. C.; Wiebe, D. V.; Willmert, J.; Wong, C; Wu, W. L. K.; Yoon, K. W. (American Astronomical Society, 2016)
      A linear polarization field on the sphere can be uniquely decomposed into an E-mode and a B-mode component. These two components are analytically defined in terms of spin-2 spherical harmonics. Maps that contain filtered ...
    • Improved Constraints on Cosmology and Foregrounds from BICEP2 and Keck Array Cosmic Microwave Background Data with Inclusion of 95 GHz Band 

      Ade, P. A. R.; Ahmed, Z.; Aikin, R. W.; Alexander, K. D.; Barkats, D.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Bowens-Rubin, Rachel; Brevik, J. A.; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Buza, Victor; Connors, Jake Anthony; Crill, B. P.; Duband, L.; Dvorkin, Cora; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S.; Grayson, J.; Halpern, M.; Harrison, Sarah; Hilton, G. C.; Hui, H.; Irwin, K. D.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Karpel, E.; Kaufman, J. P.; Keating, B. G.; Kefeli, S.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Lueker, M.; Megerian, K. G.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O’Brient, R.; Ogburn, R. W.; Orlando, A.; Pryke, Clement L.; Richter, Sonja Valeska; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Steinbach, B.; Sudiwala, R. V.; Teply, G. P.; Thompson, K. L.; Tolan, J. E.; Tucker, C.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Weber, A. C.; Wiebe, D. V.; Willmert, J.; Wong, C; Wu, W. L. K.; Yoon, K. W. (American Physical Society (APS), 2016)
      We present results from an analysis of all data taken by the BICEP2 and Keck Array cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization experiments up to and including the 2014 observing season. This includes the first Keck Array ...
    • The Keck Array: A Multi Camera CMB Polarimeter at the South Pole 

      Staniszewski, Z.; Aikin, R. W.; Amiri, M.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Bonetti, J. A.; Brevik, J. A.; Burger, B.; Dowell, C. D.; Duband, L.; Filippini, J. P.; Golwala, S. R.; Halpern, M.; Hasselfield, M.; Hilton, G.; Hristov, V. V.; Irwin, K.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Lueker, M.; Montroy, T.; Nguyen, H. T.; Ogburn, R. W.; O’Brient, R.; Orlando, A.; Pryke, C.; Reintsema, C.; Ruhl, J. E.; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C.; Stokes, S.; Thompson, K. L.; Teply, G.; Tolan, J. E.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, Abigail G.; Wilson, P.; Wiebe, D.; Wong, Chin Lin (Springer Nature, 2012)
      The Keck array is a new multi-camera Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarimeter. Each camera contains 256 polarization pairs of antenna-coupled transition edge sensor (TES) bolometers. We recently deployed three of five ...
    • Optical characterization of the BICEP3 CMB polarimeter at the South Pole 

      Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Ade, P. A. R.; Ahmed, Z.; Alexander, Kate Denham; Amiri, M.; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Boenish, H.; Bowens-Rubin, R; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Buza, Victor; Connors, Jake Anthony; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S. T.; Grayson, J. A.; Halpern, M.; Harrison, Sarah; Hilton, G. C.; Hristov, V. V.; Hui, H.; Irwin, K. D.; Kang, J. H.; Karpel, E.; Kefeli, S.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Lueker, M.; Megerian, K. G.; Monticue, V.; Namikawa, T.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O, R.; Ogburn, R. W.; Pryke, C; Reintsema, C. D.; Richter, Sonja Valeska; St. Germaine, Tyler Tyler; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Steinbach, B.; Teply, G. P.; Thompson, K. L.; Tolan, J. E.; Tucker, C.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Wandui, A.; Weber, A.; Willmert, J.; Wong, C; Wu, W. L. K.; Yoon, K. W. (2016)
      Bicep3 is a small-aperture refracting cosmic microwave background (CMB) telescope designed to make sensitive polarization maps in pursuit of a potential B-mode signal from inflationary gravitational waves. It is the latest ...