LiteBIRD: A Satellite for the Studies of B-Mode Polarization and Inflation from Cosmic Background Radiation Detection

M. Hazumi, P. A.R. Ade, Y. Akiba, D. Alonso, K. Arnold, J. Aumont, C. Baccigalupi, D. Barron, S. Basak, S. Beckman, J. Borrill, F. Boulanger, M. Bucher, E. Calabrese, Y. Chinone, S. Cho, A. Cukierman, D. W. Curtis, T. de Haan, M. DobbsA. Dominjon, T. Dotani, L. Duband, A. Ducout, J. Dunkley, J. M. Duval, T. Elleflot, H. K. Eriksen, J. Errard, J. Fischer, T. Fujino, T. Funaki, U. Fuskeland, K. Ganga, N. Goeckner-Wald, J. Grain, N. W. Halverson, T. Hamada, T. Hasebe, M. Hasegawa, K. Hattori, M. Hattori, L. Hayes, N. Hidehira, C. A. Hill, G. Hilton, J. Hubmayr, K. Ichiki, T. Iida, H. Imada, M. Inoue, Y. Inoue, K. D. Irwin, H. Ishino, O. Jeong, H. Kanai, D. Kaneko, S. Kashima, N. Katayama, T. Kawasaki, S. A. Kernasovskiy, R. Keskitalo, A. Kibayashi, Y. Kida, K. Kimura, T. Kisner, K. Kohri, E. Komatsu, K. Komatsu, C. L. Kuo, N. A. Kurinsky, A. Kusaka, A. Lazarian, A. T. Lee, D. Li, E. Linder, B. Maffei, A. Mangilli, M. Maki, T. Matsumura, S. Matsuura, D. Meilhan, S. Mima, Y. Minami, K. Mitsuda, L. Montier, M. Nagai, T. Nagasaki, R. Nagata, M. Nakajima, S. Nakamura, T. Namikawa, M. Naruse, H. Nishino, T. Nitta, T. Noguchi, H. Ogawa, S. Oguri, N. Okada, A. Okamoto, T. Okamura, C. Otani, G. Patanchon, G. Pisano, G. Rebeiz, M. Remazeilles, P. L. Richards, S. Sakai, Y. Sakurai, Y. Sato, N. Sato, M. Sawada, Y. Segawa, Y. Sekimoto, U. Seljak, B. D. Sherwin, T. Shimizu, K. Shinozaki, R. Stompor, H. Sugai, H. Sugita, A. Suzuki, J. Suzuki, O. Tajima, S. Takada, R. Takaku, S. Takakura, S. Takatori, D. Tanabe, E. Taylor, K. L. Thompson, B. Thorne, T. Tomaru, T. Tomida, N. Tomita, M. Tristram, C. Tucker, P. Turin, M. Tsujimoto, S. Uozumi, S. Utsunomiya, Y. Uzawa, F. Vansyngel, I. K. Wehus, B. Westbrook, M. Willer, N. Whitehorn, Y. Yamada, R. Yamamoto, N. Yamasaki, T. Yamashita, M. Yoshida

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Abstract

LiteBIRD is a candidate satellite for a strategic large mission of JAXA. With its expected launch in the middle of the 2020s with a H3 rocket, LiteBIRD plans to map the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation over the full sky with unprecedented precision. The full success of LiteBIRD is to achieve δr< 0.001 , where δr is the total error on the tensor-to-scalar ratio r. The required angular coverage corresponds to 2 ≤ ℓ≤ 200 , where ℓ is the multipole moment. This allows us to test well-motivated cosmic inflation models. Full-sky surveys for 3 years at a Lagrangian point L2 will be carried out for 15 frequency bands between 34 and 448 GHz with two telescopes to achieve the total sensitivity of 2.5 μ K arcmin with a typical angular resolution of 0.5 at 150 GHz. Each telescope is equipped with a half-wave plate system for polarization signal modulation and a focal plane filled with polarization-sensitive TES bolometers. A cryogenic system provides a 100 mK base temperature for the focal planes and 2 K and 5 K stages for optical components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-452
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Volume194
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2019

Keywords

  • B-mode polarization
  • Cosmic inflation
  • Cosmic microwave background
  • Primordial gravitational wave
  • Quantum gravity
  • Satellite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Hazumi, M., Ade, P. A. R., Akiba, Y., Alonso, D., Arnold, K., Aumont, J., Baccigalupi, C., Barron, D., Basak, S., Beckman, S., Borrill, J., Boulanger, F., Bucher, M., Calabrese, E., Chinone, Y., Cho, S., Cukierman, A., Curtis, D. W., de Haan, T., ... Yoshida, M. (2019). LiteBIRD: A Satellite for the Studies of B-Mode Polarization and Inflation from Cosmic Background Radiation Detection. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 194(5-6), 443-452. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10909-019-02150-5