Far-Infrared Heterodyne Array Receivers

Imran Mehdi, Paul Goldsmith, Dariusz Lis, Jorge Pineada, Bill Langer, Jose Siles, Jon Kawamura, Boris Karasik, Goutam Chattopadhay, John Pearson, Jacob Kooi, Lorene Samoska, Chris Groppi, Ben Williams, Mark Heyer, Gary Melnick, Mark Wolfire, Jin Koda, Hal Yorke, Klaus PontoppidanEdward Tong, Paul Grimes, Lingzhen Zeng, M. C. Wiedner, M. Gerin, A. Baryshev, V. Belitsky, V. Desmaris, J. D. Gallego, F. Helmich, W. Jellema, C. Risacher, J. R. Gao, S. Cherednichenko

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Abstract

Heterodyne spectroscopic instruments are currently the only practical technical approach for obtaining velocity-resolved spectra in the far infrared. Moreover, to produce the large-scale maps of molecular clouds envisioned for future missions, large-format (100’s pixels) array receivers are required, which is the focus of this whitepaper.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberid 120
Number of pages13
JournalBulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Volume51
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1-Sep-2019

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