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23 July 2014 SCUBA-2 Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS-2) commissioning results
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We present the latest commissioning results and instrument performance for the SCUBA-2 imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS-2) installed at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT). This ancillary instrument provides intermediate spectral resolution (R ~10 to 5000) across both the 450 and 850 μm atmospheric transmission windows with a FOV of ~5 arcmin2. The superconducting TES sensors and SQUID readout of SCUBA-2 present unique challenges for operation of an FTS; the sensitivity requirements demand high detector linearity and stability in addition to control of systematic atmospheric and optical spillover effects. We discuss the challenges encountered during commissioning and ongoing efforts to mitigate their effects.
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Brad G. Gom, David A. Naylor, Per Friberg, Graham S. Bell, Daniel Bintley, Sherif Abdelazim, and Matt Sherwood "SCUBA-2 Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS-2) commissioning results", Proc. SPIE 9153, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 915322 (23 July 2014);

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