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Studies of Systematic Uncertainties for Simons Observatory: Polarization Modulator Related Effects

Maria Salatino, Jacob Lashner, Martina Gerbino, Sara M Simon, Joy Didier, Aamir Ali, Peter C Ashton, Sean Bryan, Yuji Chinone, Kevin Coughlin, Kevin T Crowley, Giulio Fabbian, Nicholas Galitzki, Neil Goeckner-Wald, Joseph E Golec, Jon E Gudmundsson, Charles A Hill, Brian Keating, Akito Kusaka, Adrian T Lee Show all

MILLIMETER, SUBMILLIMETER, AND FAR-INFRARED DETECTORS AND INSTRUMENTATION FOR ASTRONOMY IX | SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING | Published : 2018

Abstract

The Simons Observatory (SO) will observe the temperature and polarization anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) over a wide range of frequencies (27 to 270 GHz) and angular scales by using both small (â1/40.5 m) and large (â1/46 m) aperture telescopes. The SO small aperture telescopes will target degree angular scales where the primordial B-mode polarization signal is expected to peak. The incoming polarization signal of the small aperture telescopes will be modulated by a cryogenic, continuously-rotating half-wave plate (CRHWP) to mitigate systematic effects arising from slowly varying noise and detector pair-differencing. In this paper, we present an assessment of some syst..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by a grant from the Simons Foundation (Award #457687, B.K.). We would like to thank Tom Essinger-Hileman for many helpful discussions and for making his TMM code publicly available. The authors also acknowledge Julien Peloton for the development of the s4cmb pipeline and his instruction on how to use it. MS acknowledges the financial support of the UnivEarthS Labex program at Sorbonne Paris Cite (ANR-10-LABX-0023 and ANR-11-IDEX-0005-02). MG and JEG acknowledge support by the Vetenskapsradet (Swedish Research Council) through contract No. 638-2013-8993 and the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics.