Detection of B-mode polarization at degree angular scales by BICEP2.

  title={Detection of B-mode polarization at degree angular scales by BICEP2.},
  author={P. Ade and R. Aikin and D. Barkats and S. Benton and C. Bischoff and J. Bock and J. A. Brevik and I. Buder and E. Bullock and C. Dowell and L. Duband and J. Filippini and S. Fliescher and S. Golwala and M. Halpern and M. Hasselfield and S. Hildebrandt and G. Hilton and V. Hristov and K. Irwin and K. Karkare and J. Kaufman and B. Keating and S. Kernasovskiy and J. Kovac and C. Kuo and E. Leitch and M. Lueker and P. Mason and C. Netterfield and H. Nguyen and R. O’brient and R. W. Ogburn and A. Orlando and C. Pryke and C. Reintsema and S. Richter and R. Schwarz and C. Sheehy and Z. Staniszewski and R. Sudiwala and G. Teply and J. Tolan and A. Turner and A. G. Vieregg and C. L. Wong and K. Yoon},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={112 24},
  • P. Ade, R. Aikin, +44 authors K. Yoon
  • Published 2014
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • We report results from the BICEP2 experiment, a cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarimeter specifically designed to search for the signal of inflationary gravitational waves in the B-mode power spectrum around ℓ∼80. The telescope comprised a 26 cm aperture all-cold refracting optical system equipped with a focal plane of 512 antenna coupled transition edge sensor 150 GHz bolometers each with temperature sensitivity of ≈300  μK(CMB)√s. BICEP2 observed from the South Pole for three seasons… CONTINUE READING
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