Theory Group : Cosmology : Fundamental Physics
Predicted spectra of E- and B-modes. The blue solid curves representing B-modes labeled r=0.3 and
r=0.01 correspond to amplitudes just below current limits and within reach of a satellite mission dedicated
to polarization, respectively. The hatched region and the dashed curve labeled "EPIC" show the noise levels
projected for two possible implementations of this mission . The dashed curves labeled "WMAP" and
"Planck" correspond to the statistical noise limits for these satellites after 9 years and 1 year, respectively.
All noise curves are averaged over bins of width Δl = 0.3l.
The Origin of the Universe as Revealed Through the Polarization
of the Cosmic Microwave Background