Prospects for cosmic magnification measurements using H I intensity mapping
Santos, Mario G.
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We investigate the prospects of measuring the cosmic magnification effect by cross-correlating neutral hydrogen intensity mapping (H I IM) maps with background optical galaxies. We forecast the signal-to-noise ratio for H i IM data from SKA1-MID and HIRAX, combined with LSST photometric galaxy samples. We find that, thanks to their different resolutions, SKA1-MID and HIRAX are highly complementary in such an analysis. We predict that SKA1-MID can achieve a detection with a signal-to-noise ratio of ∼15 on a multipole range of ℓ ≲ 200, while HIRAX can reach a signal-to-noise ratio of ∼50 on 200 < ℓ < 2000. We conclude that measurements of the cosmic magnification signal will be possible on a wide redshift range with foreground H I intensity maps up to z ≲ 2, while optimal results are obtained when 0.6 ≲ z ≲ 1.3.