Weak lensing mass reconstruction using wavelets
DAPNIA/SEDI-SAP, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France e-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 18 January 2006
This paper presents a new method for the reconstruction of weak lensing mass maps. It uses the multiscale entropy concept, which is based on wavelets, and the False Discovery Rate (FDR) which allows us to derive robust detection levels in wavelet space. We show that this new restoration approach outperforms several standard techniques currently used for weak shear mass reconstruction. This method can also be used to separate E and B modes in the shear field, and thus test for the presence of residual systematic effects. We concentrate on large blind cosmic shear surveys, and illustrate our results using simulated shear maps derived from N-Body ΛCDM simulations (Vale & White 2003) with added noise corresponding to both ground-based and space-based observations.
Key words: cosmology: dark matter / methods: data analysis / gravitational lensing
© ESO, 2006