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    • BICEP2 III: Instrumental Systematics 

      Ade, P. A. R.; Aikin, R. W.; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Brevik, J. A.; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Dowell, C. D.; Duband, L.; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S.; Golwala, S. R.; Halpern, M.; Hasselfield, M.; Hildebrandt, S. R.; Hilton, G. C.; Irwin, K. D.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Kaufman, J. P.; Keating, B. G.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Lueker, M.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O’Brient, R.; IV, R. W. Ogburn; Orlando, Abigail Claire; Pryke, C; Richter, Sonja Valeska; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Sudiwala, R. V.; Teply, G. P.; Tolan, J. E.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Wong, C; Yoon, K. W. (IOP Publishing, 2015)
      In a companion paper, we have reported a >5σ detection of degree scale B-mode polarization at 150 GHz by the Bicep2 experiment. Here we provide a detailed study of potential instrumental systematic contamination to that ...
    • BICEP2. II. Experiment and three-year data set 

      Ade, P. A. R.; Aikin, R. W.; Amiri, M.; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Brevik, J. A.; Buder, I.; Bullock, E.; Davis, G.; Day, P. K.; Dowell, C. D.; Duband, L.; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S.; Golwala, S. R.; Halpern, M.; Hasselfield, M.; Hildebrandt, S. R.; Hilton, G. C.; Irwin, K. D.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Kaufman, J. P.; Keating, B. G.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Llombart, N.; Lueker, M.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O, R.; Ogburn, R. W.; Orlando, Abigail Claire; Pryke, C; Reintsema, C. D.; Richter, S.; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Story, K. T.; Sudiwala, R. V.; Teply, G. P.; Tolan, J. E.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Wilson, P.; Wong, C; Yoon, K. W. (IOP Publishing, 2014)
      We report on the design and performance of the BICEP2 instrument and on its three-year data set. BICEP2 was designed to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) on angular scales of 1°-5°(l = ...
    • BICEP2/Keck Array VIII: Measurement of Gravitational Lensing from Large-scale B-Mode Polarization. 

      Array, The Keck; Ade, BICEP2; Ahmed, Z.; Aikin, R.; Alexander, Kate Denham; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J.; Bowens-Rubin, R; Brevik, J.; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Buza, Victor; Connors, Jake Anthony; Crill, B.; Duband, L.; Dvorkin, Cora; Filippin, J.; Fliescher, S.; Grayson, J.; Halpern, M.; Harrison, Sarah; Hildebrandt, S.; Hilton, G.; Hui, H.; Irwin, K.; Kang, J.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Karpel, E.; Kaufman, J.; Keating, B.; Kefeli, S.; Kernasovskiy, S.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C.; Leitch, E.; Lueker, M.; Megerian, K.; Namikawa, T.; Netterfield, C.; Nguyen, H.; O'Brient, R.; Ogburn, R.; Orlando, A.; Pryke, C.; Richter, Sonja Valeska; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C.; Staniszewski, Z.; Steinbach, B.; Sudiwala, R.; Teply, G.; Thompson, K.; Tolan, J.; Tucker, C.; Turner, A.; Vieregg, A. (American Astronomical Society, 2016)
      We present measurements of polarization lensing using the 150 GHz maps, which include all data taken by the BICEP2 and Keck Array Cosmic Microwave Background polarization experiments up to and including the 2014 observing ...
    • bicep2/Keck Array. IV. Optical Characterization and Performance of the Bicep2 and Keck Array Experiments 

      Ade, P. A. R.; Aikin, R. W.; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Bradford, K. J.; Brevik, J. A.; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Dowell, C. D.; Duband, L.; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S.; Golwala, S. R.; Halpern, M.; Hasselfield, M.; Hildebrandt, S. R.; Hilton, G. C.; Hui, H.; Irwin, K. D.; Kang, J. H.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Kaufman, J. P.; Keating, B. G.; Kefeli, S.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Lueker, M.; Megerian, K. G.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O’Brient, R.; IV, R. W. Ogburn; Orlando, A.; Pryke, C; Richter, Sonja Valeska; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Sudiwala, R. V.; Teply, G. P.; Thompson, K.; Tolan, J. E.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Weber, A. C.; Wong, C; Yoon, K. W. (IOP Publishing, 2015)
      bicep2 and the Keck Array are polarization-sensitive microwave telescopes that observe the cosmic microwave background (CMB) from the South Pole at degree angular scales in search of a signature of inflation imprinted as ...
    • Bicep2/keck Array. Vii. Matrix Basede/bseparation Applied to Bicep2 and the Keck Array 

      Ade, P. A. R.; Ahmed, Z.; Aikin, R. W.; Alexander, Kate Denham; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Bowens-Rubin, Rachel; Brevik, J. A.; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Buza, Victor; Connors, Jake Anthony; Crill, B. P.; Duband, L.; Dvorkin, Cora; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S.; Grayson, J.; Halpern, M.; Harrison, Sarah; Hildebrandt, S. R.; Hilton, G. C.; Hui, H.; Irwin, K. D.; Kang, J.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Karpel, E.; Kaufman, J. P.; Keating, B. G.; Kefeli, S.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Lueker, M.; Megerian, K. G.; Namikawa, T.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O’Brient, R.; IV, R. W. Ogburn; Orlando, A.; Pryke, C.; Richter, S.; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Steinbach, B.; Sudiwala, R. V.; Teply, G. P.; Thompson, K. L.; Tolan, J. E.; Tucker, C.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Weber, A. C.; Wiebe, D. V.; Willmert, J.; Wong, C; Wu, W. L. K.; Yoon, K. W. (American Astronomical Society, 2016)
      A linear polarization field on the sphere can be uniquely decomposed into an E-mode and a B-mode component. These two components are analytically defined in terms of spin-2 spherical harmonics. Maps that contain filtered ...
    • BICEP3 focal plane design and detector performance 

      Hui, H.; Ade, P. A. R.; Ahmed, Z.; Alexander, Kate Denham; Amiri, M.; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Boenish, H.; Bowens-Rubin, R; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Buza, Victor; Connors, Jake Anthony; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S.; Grayson, J. A.; Halpern, M.; Harrison, Sarah; Hilton, G. C.; Hristov, V. V.; Irwin, K. D.; Kang, J.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Karpel, E.; Kefeli, S.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Lueker, M.; Megerian, K. G.; Monticue, V.; Namikawa, T.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O, R.; Ogburn, R. W.; Pryke, C; Reintsema, C. D.; Richter, Sonja Valeska; Schwarz, R.; Sorensen, C.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Steinbach, B.; Teply, G. P.; Thompson, K. L.; Tolan, J. E.; Tucker, C.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Wandui, A.; Weber, A. C.; Wiebe, D. V.; Willmert, J.; Wu, W. L. K.; Yoon, K. W. (SPIE, 2016)
      BICEP3, the latest telescope in the BICEP/Keck program, started science observations in March 2016. It is a 550mm aperture refractive telescope observing the polarization of the cosmic microwave background at 95 GHz. We ...
    • BICEP3 performance overview and planned Keck Array upgrade 

      Grayson, J. A.; Ade, P. A. R.; Ahmed, Z.; Alexander, Kate Denham; Amiri, M.; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Boenish, H.; Bowens-Rubin, R; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Buza, Victor; Connors, Jake Anthony; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S.; Halpern, M.; Harrison, Sarah; Hilton, G. C.; Hristov, V. V.; Hui, H.; Irwin, K. D.; Kang, J.; Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Karpel, E.; Kefeli, S.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Lueker, M.; Megerian, K. G.; Monticue, V.; Namikawa, T.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O, R.; Ogburn, R. W.; Pryke, C; Reintsema, C. D.; Richter, Sonja Valeska; Schwarz, R.; Sorenson, C.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Steinbach, B.; Teply, G. P.; Thompson, K. L.; Tolan, J. E.; Tucker, C.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Wandui, A.; Weber, A. C.; Wiebe, D. V.; Willmert, J.; Wu, W. L. K.; Yoon, K. W. (2016)
      Bicep3 is a 520 mm aperture, compact two-lens refractor designed to observe the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) at 95 GHz. Its focal plane consists of modularized tiles of antenna-coupled transition ...
    • Optical characterization of the BICEP3 CMB polarimeter at the South Pole 

      Karkare, Kirit Sukrit; Ade, P. A. R.; Ahmed, Z.; Alexander, Kate Denham; Amiri, M.; Barkats, Denis A.; Benton, S. J.; Bischoff, Colin A.; Bock, J. J.; Boenish, H.; Bowens-Rubin, R; Buder, I; Bullock, E.; Buza, Victor; Connors, Jake Anthony; Filippini, J. P.; Fliescher, S. T.; Grayson, J. A.; Halpern, M.; Harrison, Sarah; Hilton, G. C.; Hristov, V. V.; Hui, H.; Irwin, K. D.; Kang, J. H.; Karpel, E.; Kefeli, S.; Kernasovskiy, S. A.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, C. L.; Leitch, E. M.; Lueker, M.; Megerian, K. G.; Monticue, V.; Namikawa, T.; Netterfield, C. B.; Nguyen, H. T.; O, R.; Ogburn, R. W.; Pryke, C; Reintsema, C. D.; Richter, Sonja Valeska; St. Germaine, Tyler Tyler; Schwarz, R.; Sheehy, C. D.; Staniszewski, Z. K.; Steinbach, B.; Teply, G. P.; Thompson, K. L.; Tolan, J. E.; Tucker, C.; Turner, A. D.; Vieregg, A. G.; Wandui, A.; Weber, A.; Willmert, J.; Wong, C; Wu, W. L. K.; Yoon, K. W. (2016)
      Bicep3 is a small-aperture refracting cosmic microwave background (CMB) telescope designed to make sensitive polarization maps in pursuit of a potential B-mode signal from inflationary gravitational waves. It is the latest ...