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Title: A broadband superconducting detector suitable for use in large arrays
Authors: Zmuidzinas, J.
Vayonakis, A.
Day, P. K.
LeDuc, H. G.
Mazih, B. A.
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Citation: Nature v. 425, pp. 817-821
Pasadena, CA, USA
Abstract: Cryogenic detectors are extremely sensitive and have a wide variety of applications (particularly in astronomy), but are difficult to integrate into large arrays like a modern CCD (charge-coupled device) camera. As current detectors of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) already have sensitivities comparable to the noise arising from the random arrival of CMB photons, the further gains in sensitivity needed to probe the very early Universe will have to arise from large arrays. A similar situation is encountered at other wavelengths.
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