V3: Detectors for the future

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    We propose a future program of detector device and data acquisition systems that have strong potential to lead to new science capabilities, especially in astronomy, and novel systems for research and innovation e.g. medicine.

     

    We focus for the short run on cryogenic detectors of a new type (Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors, first developed by Caltech and JPL in 2003) and a corresponding new level data acquisition system.

     

  • POSITION NAME SURNAME LABORATORY NAME GRADE, EMPLOYER
    WP leader George Smoot APC/PCCP Professor
    WP co-­‐leader Piercarlo Bonifacio GEPI Director
    WP co-­‐leader Michel Piat APC/UP7 Professor
    WP member Samir Beldi GEPI PhD Student
    WP member Andrea Tartari APC/UP7 Post-­‐Doc
    WP member Faouzi Boussaha GEPI Research Engineer
    WP member Shan Mignot GEPI Research Engineer

     

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    The project implements a future program of detector device and data acquisition systems that have strong potential to lead to new science capabilities and novel systems for research. We focus for the short run on cryogenic detectors of a new type and a corresponding new level data acquisition system. Our proposed specific detectors are relevant to the future of astronomy as a device that is like an improved CCD able to make images while detecting individual photons and measuring the individual photon energy to a resolution as good as 1% in the blue. The applications of this kind of detector technology are many and in particular in to Earth and Planetary Sciences, as well as medicine.

     

    This project aims at exploring the use of MKIDs as

    1. detectors for CMB polarimetry for the next generation CMB observatories
    2. photon detectors in the visible and near-infrared.
    3. a bridge to other disciplines and in particular:
      1. Fast Data Acquisition and Reduction in Earth Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Radio Astronomy (SKA) and medicine.
      2. Quantum electrodynamics and computing.

     

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    Tartari, B. Bélier, N. Bleurvacq, M. Calvo, D. Cammilleri, T. Decourcelle, et al.,
    LEKIDs as mm-­‐Wave Polarisation Analysers: Fabrication, Test Bench and Early Results,
    Journal of Low Temperature Physics, vol. 184, pp. 167-­‐172, 2016.

    Peron, S., Moreira, M., Putlitz, B. and Kurz, M.D. (2017)
    Solar wind implantation supplied light volatiles during the first stage of Earth accretion
    Geochemical perspective letters 3, doi: 10.7185/geochemlet.1718.

     

    Jaupart, E., Charnoz, S. and Moreira, M. (2017)
    Primordial atmosphere incorporation in planetary embryos and the origin of terrestrial Neon
    Icarus 293, 199-205.

     

    Moreira , M., Rouchon, V., Muller, E. and Noirz, S. (2017)
    The xenon isotopic signature of the mantle beneath Massif Central
    Geochemical Perspective Letters 6, 28–32.