Thursday, July 25, 2013

1307.6298 (Seokcheon Lee et al.)

Imprint of Scalar Dark Energy on Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization    [PDF]

Seokcheon Lee, Guo-Chin Liu, Kin-Wang Ng
We study the imprint of a coupling of scalar dark energy to photon on the cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization. The time-evolving field value as well as the perturbation of the scalar generically induce $B$-mode polarization. Future CMB data will find either a cosmic parity violation in temperature-polarization correlation due to the field value, or perturbation-induced $B$-mode polarization that is almost indistinguishable from that generated by gravitational lensing or primordial gravitational waves.
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