A recently proposed technique allows one to constrain both the background and perturbation cosmological parameters through the distribution function of Type Ia supernova apparent magnitudes. Here we extend this technique to alternative cosmological scenarios, in which the growth of structure does not follow the Λ cold dark matter prescription. We apply the method first to the supernova data provided by the JLA catalogue combined with all the current independent redshift distortion data and with low-redshift cluster data from Chandra and show that although the supernovae alone are not very constraining, they help in reducing the confidence regions. Then we apply our method to future data from Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and from a survey that approximates the Euclid satellite mission. In this case we show that the combined data are nicely complementary and can constrain the normalization σ8 and the growth rate index γ to within 0.6 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively. In particular, the LSST supernova catalogue is forecast to give the constraint γ(σ8/0.83)6.7 = 0.55 ± 0.1. We also report on constraints relative to a step-wise parametrization of the growth rate of structures. These results show that supernova lensing serves as a good cross-check on the measurement of perturbation parameters from more standard techniques.

Constraining the growth of perturbations with lensing of supernovae

Castro, Tiago;
2015-01-01

Abstract

A recently proposed technique allows one to constrain both the background and perturbation cosmological parameters through the distribution function of Type Ia supernova apparent magnitudes. Here we extend this technique to alternative cosmological scenarios, in which the growth of structure does not follow the Λ cold dark matter prescription. We apply the method first to the supernova data provided by the JLA catalogue combined with all the current independent redshift distortion data and with low-redshift cluster data from Chandra and show that although the supernovae alone are not very constraining, they help in reducing the confidence regions. Then we apply our method to future data from Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) and from a survey that approximates the Euclid satellite mission. In this case we show that the combined data are nicely complementary and can constrain the normalization σ8 and the growth rate index γ to within 0.6 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively. In particular, the LSST supernova catalogue is forecast to give the constraint γ(σ8/0.83)6.7 = 0.55 ± 0.1. We also report on constraints relative to a step-wise parametrization of the growth rate of structures. These results show that supernova lensing serves as a good cross-check on the measurement of perturbation parameters from more standard techniques.
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