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SPT-3G: a next-generation cosmic microwave background polarization experiment on the South Pole telescope
Author(s): B. A. Benson; P. A. R. Ade; Z. Ahmed; S. W. Allen; K. Arnold; J. E. Austermann; A. N. Bender; L. E. Bleem; J. E. Carlstrom; C. L. Chang; H. M. Cho; J. F. Cliche; T. M. Crawford; A. Cukierman; T. de Haan; M. A. Dobbs; D. Dutcher; W. Everett; A. Gilbert; N. W. Halverson; D. Hanson; N. L. Harrington; K. Hattori; J. W. Henning; G. C. Hilton; G. P. Holder; W. L. Holzapfel; K. D. Irwin; R. Keisler; L. Knox; D. Kubik; C. L. Kuo; A. T. Lee; E. M. Leitch; D. Li; M. McDonald; S. S. Meyer; J. Montgomery; M. Myers; T. Natoli; H. Nguyen; V. Novosad; S. Padin; Z. Pan; J. Pearson; C. Reichardt; J. E. Ruhl; B. R. Saliwanchik; G. Simard; G. Smecher; J. T. Sayre; E. Shirokoff; A. A. Stark; K. Story; A. Suzuki; K. L. Thompson; C. Tucker; K. Vanderlinde; J. D. Vieira; A. Vikhlinin; G. Wang; V. Yefremenko; K. W. Yoon
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Paper Abstract

We describe the design of a new polarization sensitive receiver, spt-3g, for the 10-meter South Pole Telescope (spt). The spt-3g receiver will deliver a factor of ~20 improvement in mapping speed over the current receiver, spt-pol. The sensitivity of the spt-3g receiver will enable the advance from statistical detection of B-mode polarization anisotropy power to high signal-to-noise measurements of the individual modes, i.e., maps. This will lead to precise (~0.06 eV) constraints on the sum of neutrino masses with the potential to directly address the neutrino mass hierarchy. It will allow a separation of the lensing and inflationary B-mode power spectra, improving constraints on the amplitude and shape of the primordial signal, either through spt-3g data alone or in combination with bicep2/keck, which is observing the same area of sky. The measurement of small-scale temperature anisotropy will provide new constraints on the epoch of reionization. Additional science from the spt-3g survey will be significantly enhanced by the synergy with the ongoing optical Dark Energy Survey (des), including: a 1% constraint on the bias of optical tracers of large-scale structure, a measurement of the differential Doppler signal from pairs of galaxy clusters that will test General Relativity on ~200Mpc scales, and improved cosmological constraints from the abundance of clusters of galaxies

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2014
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 9153, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 91531P (23 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057305
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B. A. Benson, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
P. A. R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Z. Ahmed, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
S. W. Allen, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
K. Arnold, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
J. E. Austermann, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
A. N. Bender, McGill Univ. (Canada)
L. E. Bleem, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
J. E. Carlstrom, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Argonne National Lab. (United States)
C. L. Chang, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
H. M. Cho, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
J. F. Cliche, McGill Univ. (Canada)
T. M. Crawford, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
A. Cukierman, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
T. de Haan, McGill Univ. (Canada)
M. A. Dobbs, McGill Univ. (Canada)
CIFAR Program in Cosmology and Gravity, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (Canada)
D. Dutcher, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
W. Everett, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
A. Gilbert, McGill Univ. (Canada)
N. W. Halverson, CASA, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
D. Hanson, McGill Univ. (Canada)
N. L. Harrington, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
K. Hattori, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan)
J. W. Henning, CASA, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
G. C. Hilton, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
G. P. Holder, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (Canada)
W. L. Holzapfel, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
K. D. Irwin, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
R. Keisler, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Stanford Univ. (United States)
L. Knox, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
D. Kubik, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
C. L. Kuo, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
A. T. Lee, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
E. M. Leitch, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
D. Li, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
M. McDonald, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
S. S. Meyer, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Enrico Fermi Institute, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
J. Montgomery, McGill Univ. (Canada)
M. Myers, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
T. Natoli, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
H. Nguyen, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
V. Novosad, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
S. Padin, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Z. Pan, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
J. Pearson, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
C. Reichardt, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
J. E. Ruhl, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
B. R. Saliwanchik, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
G. Simard, McGill Univ. (Canada)
G. Smecher, Three-Speed Logic, Inc. (Canada)
J. T. Sayre, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
E. Shirokoff, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
A. A. Stark, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
K. Story, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
The Univ. of Chicago (United States)
A. Suzuki, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
K. L. Thompson, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (United States)
C. Tucker, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
K. Vanderlinde, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
J. D. Vieira, Univ. of Illinois (United States)
A. Vikhlinin, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
G. Wang, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
V. Yefremenko, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
K. W. Yoon, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Stanford Univ. (United States)
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9153:
Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Wayne S. Holland; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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