The Komatsu Spergel Wandelt estimator for oscillations in the cosmic microwave background bispectrum

Moritz Münchmeyer, François Bouchet, Mark G. Jackson, Benjamin Wandelt
2014 Astronomy and Astrophysics  
Oscillating shapes of the primordial bispectrum are present in many inflationary models. The Planck experiment has recently published measurements of oscillating shapes, which were however limited to the efficient frequency range of the used analysis method. Here we study the KSW estimator for oscillations in the CMB bispectrum, that allows to examine arbitrary oscillation frequencies for separable oscillating bispectrum shapes. We study the precision with which amplitude, phase and frequency
more » ... ase and frequency can be determined with our estimator. An examination of the 3-point function in real space gives further insight into the estimator.
doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201424179 fatcat:xd6gfm4x4ja47ndg4ci6i2fvny