CMB Instrumentation and Window Optics
The goal of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) instrumentation in the POLARBEAR polarization experiments is to improve the sensitivity of our instruments so we can more accurately measure CMB radiation with less noise. My project involves developing and assembling the window anti-reflection setup so that the window can maximally collect light. Achieving this is crucial as this is where we first manipulate light to later be analyzed. This will involve testing materials for their dielectric properties, reducing thermal emission, and designing apparatus to fabricate the window setup. The final product of my project will be the completed window, which will be deployed to the telescope in Chile.
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- Major: Physics
- Mentor: Adrian Lee