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Fig. 18


LAE luminosity function in different redshift bins. No IGM absorption correction was applied here. Upper left, upper right and bottom left panels indicate 2 < z < 3.2, 3.2 < z < 4.55 and 4.55 < z < 6.6 respectively. The error bars reflect the Poissonian errors. Black points show literature data, spanning from z = 3 to z = 5.7: diamonds, triangles and squares represent Ouchi et al. (2008) at respectively z = 3.1, z = 3.7 and z = 5.7; asterisks, plus signs, crosses and circles indicate respectively Shimasaku et al. (2006) at z = 5.7, Murayama et al. (2007) at z = 5.7, Gronwall et al. (2007) at z = 3.1 and Dawson et al. (2007) at z = 4.5. We group together our measurements in the different redshift bins in the bottom right panel, to show that within the error bars, the Lyα LF does not evolve from z = 2.5 to z = 6.

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