Université de GenèveDépartement de Physique ThéoriqueCAP Genève

Impact of next-to-leading order contributions to CMB lensing

6. January 2017
Cite as: 
Giovanni Marozzi, Giuseppe Fanizza, Enea Di Dio and Ruth Durrer (2016) [arXiv:1612.07650].
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We study the impact on cosmological parameter estimation, from present and future surveys, due to lensing corrections on CMB temperature and polarization anisotropies beyond leading order.
In particular, we show how post-Born corrections, LSS effects and the correction due to the change in the polarization direction between the emission at the source and the detection at the observer, are non-negligible in the determination of the polarization spectra. They have to be taken into account for an accurate estimation of cosmological parameters sensitive to or even based on these spectra. We study in detail the impact of higher order lensing on the determination of the tensor-to-scalar ratio, r, and on the estimation of the effective number of relativistic species .


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