Beam Window Functions
The beam window functions relate, over the full sky or over a masked sky, the angular power spectrum measured (in the absence of noise) on a map produced by a set of detectors CMB)., to the true underlying sky angular power spectrum (assumed to have isotropic statistical properties, as is the case for the
QuickPol effective beam window products
They are available in two forms:
Beam window functions
The beam window functions
for X=T, E or B, and where is the pixel window function, which depends on the resolution parameter Nside (=2048 for Planck HFI maps).
They are provided for each multipole FITS format files compatible with HEALPix tools such as synfast and smoothing, as well as with PolSpice., in
The beam matrices
for X,Y,X',Y'= T, E or B.
They are provided in FITS files, containing 4 extensions each:
- first one, named 'TT', contains the 9 fields: 'TT_2_TT', 'TT_2_EE', 'TT_2_BB', 'TT_2_TE', 'TT_2_TB', 'TT_2_EB', 'TT_2_ET', 'TT_2_BT', 'TT_2_BE'
describing the ℓ-dependent leakage template of TT towards TT, EE, BB, ... respectively.
TT_2_TT is the usual with
- second extension, named 'EE', contains the 9 fields 'EE_2_TT', 'EE_2_EE', 'EE_2_BB', ... for leakage of EE towards TT, EE, BB, ...
EE_2_EE is the usual
- 3rd extension: 'BB' with 'BB_2_TT', ...
- 4th extension: 'TE' with 'TE_2_TT', ...
- Beware: there is no extension #5 nor 6, corresponding to TB and EB, since these terms are unlikely to be major sources of contamination for the other spectra
CTT*(ℓ) = CTT(ℓ) TT_2_TT(ℓ) + CEE(ℓ) EE_2_TT(ℓ) + CBB(ℓ) BB_2_TT(ℓ) + CTE(ℓ) TE_2_TT(ℓ)
CEE*(ℓ) = CTT(ℓ) TT_2_EE(ℓ) + CEE(ℓ) EE_2_EE(ℓ) + CBB(ℓ) BB_2_EE(ℓ) + CTE(ℓ) TE_2_EE(ℓ)
CTE*(ℓ) = CTT(ℓ) TT_2_TE(ℓ) + CEE(ℓ) EE_2_TE(ℓ) + CBB(ℓ) BB_2_TE(ℓ) + CTE(ℓ) TE_2_TE(ℓ)
CET*(ℓ) = CTT(ℓ) TT_2_ET(ℓ) + CEE(ℓ) EE_2_ET(ℓ) + CBB(ℓ) BB_2_ET(ℓ) + CTE(ℓ) TE_2_ET(ℓ)
- To read these FITS file in IDL or python, see []
- Hivon E., Mottet, S. & Ponthieu N., 2017 QuickPol: Fast calculation of effective beam matrices for CMB polarization A&A 598, A25, 2017A&A...598A..25H
- Planck collaboration, 2018, Planck 2016 results. V. Legacy Power Spectra and Likelihoods
Cosmic Microwave background
(Planck) High Frequency Instrument
Flexible Image Transfer Specification