Submillimeter-wave receiver system for the large binocular telescope

Christian Y Drouet d'Aubigny, Christopher K. Walker, Christopher E. Groppi, John M. Hill, John H. Bieging, Steven M. Pompea

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The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) will consist of two, 8.417 m, spin-cast, optical quality primary mirrors on a common azimuth-elevation mount. The center-to-center distance between the primaries is 14.417 m. The LBT is being constructed on a site known to have relatively low atmospheric opacity at submillimeter wavelengths. In this paper we describe a unique 350 μm heterodyne receiver system designed for use on the LBT. The optical quality of the primaries and their size will give the LBT a light gathering power more than twice that of existing submillimeter-wave telescopes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventRadio Telescopes - Munich, Ger
Duration: Mar 27 2000Mar 30 2000


OtherRadio Telescopes
CityMunich, Ger

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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