Optimal cosmic microwave background map-making in the presence of cross-correlated noise
1 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma, Italy
2 Sezione INFN Roma 2, via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma, Italy
3 Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Università di Roma, piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
4 Sezione INFN Roma 1, piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Received: 16 January 2016
Accepted: 12 July 2016
Aims. We present an extension of the ROMA map-making algorithm for the generation of optimal cosmic microwave background polarization maps. The new code allows for a possible cross-correlated noise component among the detectors of a CMB experiment. A promising application is the forthcoming LSPE balloon-borne experiment, which is devoted to the accurate observation of CMB polarization at large angular scales.
Methods. We generalized the noise covariance matrix in time domain to account for all the off-diagonal terms due to the detector cross-talk. Hence, we performed preliminary forecasts of the LSPE-SWIPE instrument.
Results. We found that considering the noise cross-correlation among the detectors results in a more realistic estimate of the angular power spectra. In particular, the extended ROMA algorithm has provided a considerable reduction of the spectra error bars. We expect that this improvement could be crucial in constraining the B-mode polarization at the largest scales.
Key words: cosmic background radiation / methods: data analysis
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