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Curran G.;Gradziel M.;O'Sullivan C.;Murphy J.;Hyland P.;Korotkov A.;Malu S.;Piccirillo L.;Timbie P.;Tucker G.
IRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
Quasi-optical design and analysis of the millimeter-wave bolometric interferometer (MBI)
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Analysis Cosmic microwave background Interferometer Polarization Quasi-optics Telescope
This paper presents work being done on the optical design and analysis of the beam combiner for the Millimeter-Wave Bolometric Interferometer (MBI), a ground based instrument designed to measure the polarization anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background at a central frequency of 90GHz. Interferometry has never before been used to carry out such measurements at this frequency, nor using incoherent bolometers as detectors. MBI will therefore act as a prototype for this type of system and must be modeled in detail to ensure that its operation is fully understood.
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