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A microwave kinetic inductance detector for the DAG telescope
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Paper Abstract

We present the details of a proposed microwave kinetic inductance detector (MKID) for the DAG (Eastern Anatolia Observatory in Turkish) telescope, DAG-MKID. The observatory will have a modern 4m size telescope that is currently under construction. Current plan to obtain the first light with the telescope is late 2019. The proposed MKID based instrument will enable astronomers to simultaneously detect photons in the relatively wide wavelength range of 4000 - 13500 Å with a timing accuracy of μs and spectral resolution R = ⋋/▵ ⋋ =10−25. With a planned field of view of approximately an arcminute, DAG-MKID will mostly be used for follow-up observations of transient or variable objects as well as a robust tool to measure photometric redshifts of a large number of galaxies or other extra-galactic objects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99152P (5 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234281
Show Author Affiliations
Tolga Güver, Istanbul Univ. (Turkey)
Benjamin A. Mazin, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (United States)
Kieran O'Brien, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Burak Kay, Istanbul Univ. (Turkey)
Sinan Aliş, Istanbul Univ. (Turkey)
F. Korhan Yelkenci, Istanbul Univ. (Turkey)
Cahit Yeşilyaprak, Atatürk Üniv. (Turkey)
Sinan K. Yerli, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)
Ayşe Erol, Istanbul Univ. (Turkey)
Onur Keskin, Isik Üniv. (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9915:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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