Lensing reconstruction of primordial cosmic microwave background polarization

Asantha Cooray
2002 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
We discuss a possibility to directly reconstruct the CMB polarization field at the last scattering surface by accounting for modifications imposed by the gravitational lensing effect. The suggested method requires a tracer field of the large scale structure lensing potentials that deflected propagating CMB photons from the last scattering surface. This required information can come from a variety of observations on the large scale structure matter distribution, including convergence
more » ... ergence reconstructed from lensing shear studies involving galaxy shapes. In the case of so-called curl, or B,-modes of CMB polarization, the reconstruction allows one to identify the distinct signature of inflationary gravitational waves.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.66.103509 fatcat:7al244ktbfc6pjxczkimoram5y