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THE ATACAMA COSMOLOGY TELESCOPE: LENSING OF CMB TEMPERATURE AND POLARIZATION DERIVED FROM COSMIC INFRARED BACKGROUND CROSS-CORRELATION

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

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Abstract: We present a measurement of the gravitational lensing of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) temperature and polarization fields obtained by cross-correlating the reconstructed convergence signal from the first season of Atacama Cosmology Telescope Polarimeter data at 146 GHz with Cosmic Infrared Background (CIB) fluctuations measured using the Planck satellite. Using an effective overlap area of 92.7 square degrees, we detect gravitational lensing of the CMB polarization by large-scale structure at a statistical significance of 4.5 sigma. Combining both CMB temperature and polarization data gives a lensing detection at 9.1 sigma significance. A B-mode polarization lensing signal is present with a significance of 3.2 sigma. We also present the first measurement of CMB lensing-CIB correlation at small scales corresponding to l > 2000. Null tests and systematic checks show that our results are not significantly biased by astrophysical or instrumental systematic effects, including Galactic dust. Fitting our measurements to the best-fit lensing-CIB cross-power spectrum measured in Planck data, scaled by an amplitude A, gives A = 1.02(-0.08)(+0.12)(stat.) +/- 0.06(syst.), consistent with the Planck results.
Publication Date: 20-Jul-2015
Electronic Publication Date: 14-Jul-2015
Citation: van Engelen, Alexander, Sherwin, Blake D, Sehgal, Neelima, Addison, Graeme E, Allison, Rupert, Battaglia, Nick, de Bernardis, Francesco, Bond, J Richard, Calabrese, Erminia, Coughlin, Kevin, Crichton, Devin, Datta, Rahul, Devlin, Mark J, Dunkley, Joanna, Duenner, Rolando, Gallardo, Patricio, Grace, Emily, Gralla, Megan, Hajian, Amir, Hasselfield, Matthew, Henderson, Shawn, Hill, J Colin, Hilton, Matt, Hincks, Adam D, Hlozek, Renee, Huffenberger, Kevin M, Hughes, John P, Koopman, Brian, Kosowsky, Arthur, Louis, Thibaut, Lungu, Marius, Madhavacheril, Mathew, Maurin, Loic, McMahon, Jeff, Moodley, Kavilan, Munson, Charles, Naess, Sigurd, Nati, Federico, Newburgh, Laura, Niemack, Michael D, Nolta, Michael R, Page, Lyman A, Pappas, Christine, Partridge, Bruce, Schmitt, Benjamin L, Sievers, Jonathan L, Simon, Sara, Spergel, David N, Staggs, Suzanne T, Switzer, Eric R, Ward, Jonathan T, Wollack, Edward J. (2015). THE ATACAMA COSMOLOGY TELESCOPE: LENSING OF CMB TEMPERATURE AND POLARIZATION DERIVED FROM COSMIC INFRARED BACKGROUND CROSS-CORRELATION. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 808 (10.1088/0004-637X/808/1/7
DOI: doi:10.1088/0004-637X/808/1/7
ISSN: 0004-637X
EISSN: 1538-4357
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
Version: Author's manuscript



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