Measuring the cosmic microwave background polarization with the QUaD experiment

M. Bowden, A. N. Taylor, K. M. Ganga, P. A.R. Ade, J. J. Bock, G. Cahill, J. E. Carlstrom, S. E. Church, W. K. Gear, J. R. Hinderks, W. Hu, B. Keating, J. Kovac, A. E. Lange, E. M. Leitch, B. Maffei, O. Mallie, S. J. Melhuish, J. A. Murphy, G. PisanoL. Piccirillo, C. Pryke, B. A. Rusholme, C. O'Sullivan, K. Thompson, M. Zemcov

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Abstract

We look at anticipated science results achievable with QUaD, a ground-based experiment to measure the polarization of the CMB from the South Pole, and describe the features that will enable it to measure this weak polarized signal. We show that QUaD can make a high resolution measurement of the polarization signals on small angular scales. This will lead to tighter constraints on the key cosmological parameters and could also put new limits on the inflationary model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-94
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5489
Issue numberPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventGround-based Telescopes - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 21 2004Jun 25 2004

Keywords

  • Cosmic microwave background
  • Cosmology
  • Polarization
  • Sub-mm telescope

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