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Measurement of CMB polarization power spectra from two years of BICEP data

Ade, Peter A. R., Barkats, D., Battle, J. O., Bierman, E. M., Bock, J. J., Dowell, D., Duband, L., Hivon, E. F., Holzapfel, W. L., Hristov, V. V., Jones, W. C., Keating, G., Kovac, J. M., Kuo, C., Lange, A. E., Leitch, E. M., Mason, P. V., Matsumura, T., Nguyen, H. T., Ponthieu, N., Pryke, C., Richter, S., Rocha, G. M., Sheehy, C., Takahashi, Y. D., Tolan, J. E. and Yoon, W. 2009. Measurement of CMB polarization power spectra from two years of BICEP data. Presented at: Presented at American Astronomical Society Meeting 214 held in Pasadena, CA, 7-11 June 2009, Pasadena, CA, 7-11 June 2009.

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Abstract

ICEP is a millimeter-wave polarimeter that was designed to probe the inflationary B-mode of CMB polarization at degree angular scales. The instrument observed from the South Pole between January 2006 and December 2008. We report temperature and polarization power spectra in a multipole range of 30--300 from the first two years of BICEP data. At these scales, BICEP's measurements of the EE spectrum have the highest signal-to-noise to date. The TE crosscorrelation is also measured with high precision, while the BB, EB, and TB spectra are consistent with zero.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:13
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/34802

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