We present new measurements of the CMB polarization from the final season of CAPMAP. The data set was obtained in winter 2004-2005 with the 7 m antenna in Crawford Hill, New Jersey, from 12 W-band (84-100 GHz) and four Q-band (36-45 GHz) correlation Polarimeters with 3.3′ and 6.5′ beam sizes, respectively. After selection criteria were applied, 956 (939) hr of data survived for analysis of W-band (Q-band) data. Two independent and complementary pipelines produced results in excellent agreement with each other. A broad suite of null tests, as well as extensive simulations, showed that systematic errors were minimal, and a comparison of the W-band and Q-band sky maps revealed no contamination from galactic foregrounds. We report the E-mode and B-mode power spectra in seven bands in the range 200 ≤ℓ ≤3000, extending the range of previous measurements to higher ℓ The E-mode spectrum, which is detected at 11 σ significance, is in agreement with cosmological predictions and with previous work at other frequencies and angular resolutions. The BB power spectrum provides one of the best limits to date on B-mode power at 4.8 μK2 (95% confidence).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science
- Cosmic microwave background
- Cosmology: observations