Magnication bias is a gravitational lensing eect that is normally overlooked because it is considered sub-optimal in comparison with the lensing shear. Thanks to the demonstrated optimal characteristics of the sub-millimetre galaxies (SMGs) for lensing analysis, in this work we were able to measure the magnication bias produced by a sample of QSOs acting as lenses, 0:2 < z < 1:0, on the SMGs observed by Herschel at 1:2 < z < 4:0. Two dierent methodologies were successfully applied: the traditional cross-correlation function approach and the Davis-Peebles estimator through stacking technique. The second one was found to be more robust for analysing the strong lensing regime (< 2030 arcsec in our case) and provides the possibility to take into account the positional errors of the sources in our samples. From the halo modelling of the cross-correlation function, the halo mass where the QSOs acting as lenses are located was estimated to be greater than log10 (Mmin=M) > 13:6+0:9 0:4, also conrmed by the mass density prole analysis (M200c 1014M). These mass values indicate that we are observing the lensing eect of a cluster size halo signposted by the QSOs, as in previous studies of the magnication bias. Moreover, we were able to estimate the lensing convergence, (), for our magnication bias measurements down to a few kpcs. The derived mass density prole is in good agreement with a Navarro-Frank-White (NFW) prole. We also attempt an estimation of the halo mass and the concentration parameters, obtaining MNFW = 1:0+0:4 0:2 1014M and C = 3:5+0:5 0:3. This concentration value is rather low and it would indicate that the cluster halos around these QSOs are unrelaxed. However, higher concentration values still provides a compatible t to the data.

QSOs sigposting cluster size halos as gravitational lenses: halo mass, projected mass density profile and concentration at z∼0.7 / Bonavera, L.; González-Nuevo, J.; Gómez Suarez, S. L.; Lapi, A.; Bianchini, F.; Negrello, M.; Alonso, E. Díez; Santos, J. D.; de Cos Juez, F. J.. - In: JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS. - ISSN 1475-7516. - 2019:09(2019), pp. 1-31. [10.1088/1475-7516/2019/09/021]

QSOs sigposting cluster size halos as gravitational lenses: halo mass, projected mass density profile and concentration at z∼0.7

Lapi, A.;
2019

Abstract

Magnication bias is a gravitational lensing eect that is normally overlooked because it is considered sub-optimal in comparison with the lensing shear. Thanks to the demonstrated optimal characteristics of the sub-millimetre galaxies (SMGs) for lensing analysis, in this work we were able to measure the magnication bias produced by a sample of QSOs acting as lenses, 0:2 < z < 1:0, on the SMGs observed by Herschel at 1:2 < z < 4:0. Two dierent methodologies were successfully applied: the traditional cross-correlation function approach and the Davis-Peebles estimator through stacking technique. The second one was found to be more robust for analysing the strong lensing regime (< 2030 arcsec in our case) and provides the possibility to take into account the positional errors of the sources in our samples. From the halo modelling of the cross-correlation function, the halo mass where the QSOs acting as lenses are located was estimated to be greater than log10 (Mmin=M) > 13:6+0:9 0:4, also conrmed by the mass density prole analysis (M200c 1014M). These mass values indicate that we are observing the lensing eect of a cluster size halo signposted by the QSOs, as in previous studies of the magnication bias. Moreover, we were able to estimate the lensing convergence, (), for our magnication bias measurements down to a few kpcs. The derived mass density prole is in good agreement with a Navarro-Frank-White (NFW) prole. We also attempt an estimation of the halo mass and the concentration parameters, obtaining MNFW = 1:0+0:4 0:2 1014M and C = 3:5+0:5 0:3. This concentration value is rather low and it would indicate that the cluster halos around these QSOs are unrelaxed. However, higher concentration values still provides a compatible t to the data.
2019
09
1
31
021
https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2019/09/021
http://arxiv.org/abs/1902.03624
Bonavera, L.; González-Nuevo, J.; Gómez Suarez, S. L.; Lapi, A.; Bianchini, F.; Negrello, M.; Alonso, E. Díez; Santos, J. D.; de Cos Juez, F. J.
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