Colloquium Dr. Jochem Baselmans (SRON)

02 - 12 - 2016 om 11:00

Friday 2 december, 11.00h, at Nikhef in H331.

Speaker: Dr. Jochem Baselmans (SRON).

Title: “Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors for cosmology”.


Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors, MKIDs, are a relatively new cryogenic radiation detector that can be optimized for radiation detection from the optical to mm waves. In this presentation I will focus upon radiation detection at millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelengths, for astronomy and cosmology. In both cases ultra-sensitive, large spectroscopic imaging systems are needed. MKIDs are especially interesting for such applications as they combine the required sensitivity with the capability to make 100.000 pixel systems with a limited amount of complexity. In this presentation I will present MKID technology and its application for future cosmological instruments, in particular the COrE mission, recently proposed to ESA

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