CMB polarimetry with BICEP: instrument characterization, calibration, and performance

DSpace/Manakin Repository

CMB polarimetry with BICEP: instrument characterization, calibration, and performance

Citable link to this page

 

 
Title: CMB polarimetry with BICEP: instrument characterization, calibration, and performance
Author: Takahashi, Yuki D.; Barkats, Denis; Battle, John O.; Bierman, Evan M.; Bock, James J.; Chiang, H. Cynthia; Dowell, C. Darren; Hivon, Eric F.; Holzapfel, William L.; Hristov, Viktor V.; Jones, William C.; Kaufman, J. P.; Keating, Brian G.; Kovac, John M; Kuo, Chao-Lin; Lange, Andrew E.; Leitch, Erik M.; Mason, Peter V.; Matsumura, Tomotake; Nguyen, Hien T.; Ponthieu, Nicolas; Rocha, Graca M.; Yoon, Ki Won; Ade, P.; Duband, L.

Note: Order does not necessarily reflect citation order of authors.

Citation: Takahashi, Yuki D., Denis Barkats, John O. Battle, Evan M. Bierman, James J. Bock, H. Cynthia Chiang, C. Darren Dowell et al. 2008. "CMB polarimetry with BICEP: instrument characterization, calibration, and performance." In SPIE Astronomical Telescopes+ Instrumentation 70201D. International Society for Optics and Photonics.
Full Text & Related Files:
Abstract: Bicep is a ground-based millimeter-wave bolometric array designed to target the primordial gravity wave signature on the B-mode polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) at degree angular scales. Currently in its third year of operation at the South Pole, Bicep is measuring the CMB polarization with unprecedented sensitivity at 100 and 150 GHz in the cleanest available 2% of the sky, as well as deriving independent constraints on the diffuse polarized foregrounds with select observations on and off the Galactic plane. Instrument calibrations are discussed in the context of rigorous control of systematic errors, and the performance during the first two years of the experiment is reviewed.
Published Version: doi:10.1117/12.790306
Other Sources: http://arxiv.org/pdf/0808.1763v1.pdf
Terms of Use: This article is made available under the terms and conditions applicable to Other Posted Material, as set forth at http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:dash.current.terms-of-use#LAA
Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:26523048
Downloads of this work:

Show full Dublin Core record

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

 
 

Search DASH


Advanced Search
 
 

Submitters