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Title: NONLINEAR BEHAVIOR OF BARYON ACOUSTIC OSCILLATIONS IN REDSHIFT SPACE FROM THE ZEL'DOVICH APPROXIMATION

Baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) are a powerful probe of the expansion history of the universe, which can tell us about the nature of dark energy. In order to accurately characterize the dark energy equation of state using BAO, we must understand the effects of both nonlinearities and redshift space distortions on the location and shape of the acoustic peak. In a previous paper, we introduced a novel approach to second order perturbation theory in configuration space using the Zel'dovich approximation, and presented a simple result for the first nonlinear term of the correlation function. In this paper, we extend this approach to redshift space. We show how to perform the computation and present the analytic result for the first nonlinear term in the correlation function. Finally, we validate our result through comparison with numerical simulations.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22364619
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 798; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; APPROXIMATIONS; BARYONS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CORRELATION FUNCTIONS; COSMOLOGY; EQUATIONS OF STATE; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; OSCILLATIONS; PROBES; RED SHIFT; SPACE; UNIVERSE