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Two-season Atacama Cosmology Telescope polarimeter lensing power spectrum

Author(s): Sherwin, Blake D; van Engelen, Alexander; Sehgal, Neelima; Madhavacheril, Mathew; Addison, Graeme E; et al

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Abstract: We report a measurement of the power spectrum of cosmic microwave background (CMB) lensing from two seasons of Atacama Cosmology Telescope polarimeter (ACTPol) CMB data. The CMB lensing power spectrum is extracted from both temperature and polarization data using quadratic estimators. We obtain results that are consistent with the expectation from the best-fit Planck.CDM model over a range of multipoles L = 80-2100, with an amplitude of lensing Alens = 1.06 +/- 0.15 (stat) +/- 0.06 (sys) relative to Planck. Our measurement of the CMB lensing power spectrum gives s sigma(g)Omega(0.25)(m) = 0.643 +/- 0.054; including baryon acoustic oscillation scale data, we constrain the amplitude of density fluctuations to be sigma(g) = 0.831 +/- 0.053. We also update constraints on the neutrino mass sum. We verify our lensing measurement with a number of null tests and systematic checks, finding no evidence of significant systematic errors. This measurement relies on a small fraction of the ACTPol data already taken; more precise lensing results can therefore be expected from the full ACTPol data set.
Publication Date: 15-Jun-2017
Electronic Publication Date: 21-Jun-2017
Citation: Sherwin, Blake D, van Engelen, Alexander, Sehgal, Neelima, Madhavacheril, Mathew, Addison, Graeme E, Aiola, Simone, Allison, Rupert, Battaglia, Nicholas, Becker, Daniel T, Beall, James A, Bond, J Richard, Calabrese, Erminia, Datta, Rahul, Devlin, Mark J, Dunner, Rolando, Dunkley, Joanna, Fox, Anna E, Gallardo, Patricio, Halpern, Mark, Hasselfield, Matthew, Henderson, Shawn, Hill, J Colin, Hilton, Gene C, Hubmayr, Johannes, Hughes, John P, Hincks, Adam D, Hlozek, Renee, Huffenberger, Kevin M, Koopman, Brian, Kosowsky, Arthur, Louis, Thibaut, Maurin, Loic, McMahon, Jeff, Moodley, Kavilan, Naess, Sigurd, Nati, Federico, Newburgh, Laura, Niemack, Michael D, Page, Lyman A, Sievers, Jonathan, Spergel, David N, Staggs, Suzanne T, Thornton, Robert J, Van Lanen, Jeff, Vavagiakis, Eve, Wollack, Edward J. (2017). Two-season Atacama Cosmology Telescope polarimeter lensing power spectrum. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 95 (10.1103/PhysRevD.95.123529
DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.123529
ISSN: 2470-0010
EISSN: 2470-0029
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: PHYSICAL REVIEW D
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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