Current status of Bolocam: A large-format millimeter-wave bolometer camera

Jason Glenn, Peter A R Ade, Mihail Amarie, James J. Bock, Samantha F. Edgington, Alexey Goldin, Sunil Golwala, Douglas Haig, Andrew E. Lange, Glenn Laurent, Philip Mauskopf, Minhee Yun, Hien Nguyen

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We describe the design and performance of Bolocam, a 144-element, bolometric, millimeter-wave camera. Bolocam is currently in its commissioning stage at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. We compare the instrument performance measured at the telescope with a detailed sensitivity model, discuss the factors limiting the current sensitivity, and describe our plans for future improvements intended to increase the mapping speed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsT.G. Phillips, J. Zmuidzinas
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy - Waikaloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 25 2002Aug 28 2002


OtherMillimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaikaloa, HI


  • Bolometer arrays
  • Bolometers
  • Diffraction-limited optics
  • Millimeter-wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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