Deconvolution of window effect in galaxy power spectrum analysis

Takahiro Sato, Gert Hütsi, Kazuhiro Yamamoto

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We developed a new method of deconvolving the smearing effect of the survey window in the analysis of the galaxy multipole power spectra from a redshift survey. This method is based on the deconvolution theorem, and is compatible with the use of the fast Fourier transform. It is possible to measure the multipole power spectra deconvolved from the window effect efficiently. Applying this method to the luminous red galaxy sample of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey data release 7 as well as mock catalogues, we demonstrate how the method works properly. By this deconvolution technique, the amplitude of the multipole power spectrum is corrected. Besides, the covariance matrices of the deconvolved power spectra become quite close to the diagonal form. This is also advantageous in the study of the BAO signature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-197
Number of pages11
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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