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Title: Cross-correlation of CMB Polarization Lensing with High- z Submillimeter Herschel-ATLAS Galaxies

Abstract

We report a 4.8σ measurement of the cross-correlation signal between the cosmic microwave background (CMB) lensing convergence reconstructed from measurements of the CMB polarization made by the POLARBEAR experiment and the infrared-selected galaxies of the Herschel-ATLAS survey. This is the first measurement of its kind. We infer a best-fit galaxy bias of b= 5.76 ± 1.25, corresponding to a host halo mass of log 10(M h/M ). =13.5$$^{+0.2}_{-0.3}$$ at an effective redshift of z ~ 2 from the cross-correlation power spectrum. Residual uncertainties in the redshift distribution of the submillimeter galaxies are subdominant with respect to the statistical precision. We perform a suite of systematic tests, finding that instrumental and astrophysical contaminations are small compared to the statistical error. This cross-correlation measurement only relies on CMB polarization information that, differently from CMB temperature maps, is less contaminated by galactic and extragalactic foregrounds, providing a clearer view of the projected matter distribution. This result demonstrates the feasibility and robustness of this approach for future high-sensitivity CMB polarization experiments.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Org.:
The Polarbear Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1582346
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
The Astrophysical Journal (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: The Astrophysical Journal (Online); Journal Volume: 886; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1538-4357
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Faúndez, M. Aguilar, Arnold, K., Baccigalupi, C., Barron, D., Beck, D., Bianchini, F., Boettger, D., Borrill, J., Carron, J., Cheung, K., Chinone, Y., Bouhargani, H. El, Elleflot, T., Errard, J., Fabbian, G., Feng, C., Galitzki, N., Goeckner-Wald, N., Hasegawa, M., Hazumi, M., Howe, L., Kaneko, D., Katayama, N., Keating, B., Krachmalnicoff, N., Kusaka, A., Lee, A. T., Leon, D., Linder, E., Lowry, L. N., Matsuda, F., Minami, Y., Navaroli, M., Nishino, H., Pham, A. T. P., Poletti, D., Puglisi, G., Reichardt, C. L., Sherwin, B. D., Silva-Feaver, M., Stompor, R., Suzuki, A., Tajima, O., Takakura, S., Takatori, S., Teply, G. P., Tsai, C., and Vergès, C. Cross-correlation of CMB Polarization Lensing with High-z Submillimeter Herschel-ATLAS Galaxies. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab4a78.
Faúndez, M. Aguilar, Arnold, K., Baccigalupi, C., Barron, D., Beck, D., Bianchini, F., Boettger, D., Borrill, J., Carron, J., Cheung, K., Chinone, Y., Bouhargani, H. El, Elleflot, T., Errard, J., Fabbian, G., Feng, C., Galitzki, N., Goeckner-Wald, N., Hasegawa, M., Hazumi, M., Howe, L., Kaneko, D., Katayama, N., Keating, B., Krachmalnicoff, N., Kusaka, A., Lee, A. T., Leon, D., Linder, E., Lowry, L. N., Matsuda, F., Minami, Y., Navaroli, M., Nishino, H., Pham, A. T. P., Poletti, D., Puglisi, G., Reichardt, C. L., Sherwin, B. D., Silva-Feaver, M., Stompor, R., Suzuki, A., Tajima, O., Takakura, S., Takatori, S., Teply, G. P., Tsai, C., & Vergès, C. Cross-correlation of CMB Polarization Lensing with High-z Submillimeter Herschel-ATLAS Galaxies. United States. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab4a78.
Faúndez, M. Aguilar, Arnold, K., Baccigalupi, C., Barron, D., Beck, D., Bianchini, F., Boettger, D., Borrill, J., Carron, J., Cheung, K., Chinone, Y., Bouhargani, H. El, Elleflot, T., Errard, J., Fabbian, G., Feng, C., Galitzki, N., Goeckner-Wald, N., Hasegawa, M., Hazumi, M., Howe, L., Kaneko, D., Katayama, N., Keating, B., Krachmalnicoff, N., Kusaka, A., Lee, A. T., Leon, D., Linder, E., Lowry, L. N., Matsuda, F., Minami, Y., Navaroli, M., Nishino, H., Pham, A. T. P., Poletti, D., Puglisi, G., Reichardt, C. L., Sherwin, B. D., Silva-Feaver, M., Stompor, R., Suzuki, A., Tajima, O., Takakura, S., Takatori, S., Teply, G. P., Tsai, C., and Vergès, C. Mon . "Cross-correlation of CMB Polarization Lensing with High-z Submillimeter Herschel-ATLAS Galaxies". United States. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab4a78.
@article{osti_1582346,
title = {Cross-correlation of CMB Polarization Lensing with High-z Submillimeter Herschel-ATLAS Galaxies},
author = {Faúndez, M. Aguilar and Arnold, K. and Baccigalupi, C. and Barron, D. and Beck, D. and Bianchini, F. and Boettger, D. and Borrill, J. and Carron, J. and Cheung, K. and Chinone, Y. and Bouhargani, H. El and Elleflot, T. and Errard, J. and Fabbian, G. and Feng, C. and Galitzki, N. and Goeckner-Wald, N. and Hasegawa, M. and Hazumi, M. and Howe, L. and Kaneko, D. and Katayama, N. and Keating, B. and Krachmalnicoff, N. and Kusaka, A. and Lee, A. T. and Leon, D. and Linder, E. and Lowry, L. N. and Matsuda, F. and Minami, Y. and Navaroli, M. and Nishino, H. and Pham, A. T. P. and Poletti, D. and Puglisi, G. and Reichardt, C. L. and Sherwin, B. D. and Silva-Feaver, M. and Stompor, R. and Suzuki, A. and Tajima, O. and Takakura, S. and Takatori, S. and Teply, G. P. and Tsai, C. and Vergès, C.},
abstractNote = {We report a 4.8σ measurement of the cross-correlation signal between the cosmic microwave background (CMB) lensing convergence reconstructed from measurements of the CMB polarization made by the POLARBEAR experiment and the infrared-selected galaxies of the Herschel-ATLAS survey. This is the first measurement of its kind. We infer a best-fit galaxy bias of b= 5.76 ± 1.25, corresponding to a host halo mass of log10(Mh/M⊙). =13.5$^{+0.2}_{-0.3}$ at an effective redshift of z ~ 2 from the cross-correlation power spectrum. Residual uncertainties in the redshift distribution of the submillimeter galaxies are subdominant with respect to the statistical precision. We perform a suite of systematic tests, finding that instrumental and astrophysical contaminations are small compared to the statistical error. This cross-correlation measurement only relies on CMB polarization information that, differently from CMB temperature maps, is less contaminated by galactic and extragalactic foregrounds, providing a clearer view of the projected matter distribution. This result demonstrates the feasibility and robustness of this approach for future high-sensitivity CMB polarization experiments.},
doi = {10.3847/1538-4357/ab4a78},
journal = {The Astrophysical Journal (Online)},
number = 1,
volume = 886,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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