All-sky search for short gravitational-wave bursts in the first Advanced LIGO run

Abbott, B.P. et al. (2017) All-sky search for short gravitational-wave bursts in the first Advanced LIGO run. Physical Review D, 95(4), 042003. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.042003)

Abbott, B.P. et al. (2017) All-sky search for short gravitational-wave bursts in the first Advanced LIGO run. Physical Review D, 95(4), 042003. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.042003)

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Abstract

We present the results from an all-sky search for short-duration gravitational waves in the data of the first run of the Advanced LIGO detectors between September 2015 and January 2016. The search algorithms use minimal assumptions on the signal morphology, so they are sensitive to a wide range of sources emitting gravitational waves. The analyses target transient signals with duration ranging from milliseconds to seconds over the frequency band of 32 to 4096 Hz. The first observed gravitational-wave event, GW150914, has been detected with high confidence in this search; the other known gravitational-wave event, GW151226, falls below the search’s sensitivity. Besides GW150914, all of the search results are consistent with the expected rate of accidental noise coincidences. Finally, we estimate rate-density limits for a broad range of non-binary-black-hole transient gravitational-wave sources as a function of their gravitational radiation emission energy and their characteristic frequency. These rate-density upper limits are stricter than those previously published by an order of magnitude.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Keywords:Gravitational waves.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grant, Mr Alastair and Spencer, Mr Andrew and Pascucci, Daniela and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Isa, Hafizah Noor Binti and Bell, Dr Angus and Williams, Mr Daniel and Toland, Mr Karl and Hammond, Professor Giles and Hild, Professor Stefan and Barr, Dr Bryan and Sorazu Lucio, Dr Borja and Leavey, Mr Sean and Steinlechner, Dr Jessica and Tornasi, Mr Zeno and Phelps, Ms Margot and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and Wright, Ms Jennifer and van Veggel, Dr Anna-Maria and Houston, Mr Ewan and Newton, Dr Gavin and Graef, Dr Christian and Zhang, Mr Teng and Pearlstone, Mr Brynley and Hendry, Professor Martin and Douglas, Miss Rebecca and Scott, Dr Jamie and Danilishin, Dr Shtefan and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Martin, Dr Iain and Robertson, Professor Norna and Chan, Mr Man Leong and Robie, Mr Raymond and Cumming, Dr Alan and Masso Herrera, Mariela and Hennig, Mr Jan-Simon and Cunningham, Dr William and Barclay, Miss Sheena and Powell, Miss Jade and Woan, Professor Graham and Steinlechner, Dr Sebastian and Mangano, Miss Valentina and Hough, Professor James and Lee, Kyung Ha and Huttner, Dr Sabina and Bassiri, Mr Riccardo and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell and Haughian, Dr Karen and HART, Martin and Pitkin, Dr Matthew and Murray, Dr Peter and Fletcher, Mr Mark
Authors: Abbott, B.P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T.D., Abernathy, M.R., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., Adams, T., Addesso, P., Adhikari, R.X., Adya, V.B., Affeldt, C., Agathos, M., Agatsuma, K., Aggarwal, N., Aguiar, O.D., Aiello, L., Ain, A., Allen, B., Allocca, A., Altin, P.A., Ananyeva, A., Anderson, S.B., Anderson, W.G., Appert, S., Arai, K., Araya, M.C., Areeda, J.S., Arnaud, N., Arun, K.G., Ascenzi, S., Ashton, G., Ast, M., Aston, S.M., Astone, P., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Avila-Alvarez, A., Babak, S., Bacon, P., Bader, M.K.M., Baker, P.T., Baldaccini, F., Ballardin, G., Ballmer, S.W., Barayoga, J.C., Barclay, S.E., Barish, B.C., Barker, D., Barone, F., Barr, B., Barsotti, L., Barsuglia, M., Barta, D., Bartlett, J., Bartos, I., Bassiri, R., Basti, A., Batch, J.C., Baune, C., Bavigadda, V., Bazzan, M., Beer, C., Bejger, M., Belahcene, I., Belgin, M., Bell, A.S., Berger, B.K., Bergmann, G., Berry, C.P.L., Bersanetti, D., Bertolini, A., Betzwieser, J., Bhagwat, S., Bhandare, R., Bilenko, I.A., Billingsley, G., Billman, C.R., Birch, J., Birney, R., Birnholtz, O., Biscans, S., Bisht, A., Bitossi, M., Biwer, C., Bizouard, M.A., Blackburn, J.K., Blackman, J., Blair, C.D., Blair, D.G., Blair, R.M., Bloemen, S., Bock, O., Boer, M., Bogaert, G., Bohe, A., Bondu, F., Bonnand, R., Boom, B.A., Bork, R., Boschi, V., Bose, S., Bouffanais, Y., Bozzi, A., Bradaschia, C., Brady, P.R., Braginsky, V.B., Branchesi, M., Brau, J.E., Briant, T., Brillet, A., Brinkmann, M., Brisson, V., Brockill, P., Broida, J.E., Brooks, A.F., Brown, D.A., Brown, D.D., Brown, N.M., Brunett, S., Buchanan, C.C., Buikema, A., Bulik, T., Bulten, H.J., Buonanno, A., Buskulic, D., Buy, C., Byer, R.L., Cabero, M., Cadonati, L., Cagnoli, G., Cahillane, C., Calderón Bustillo, J., Callister, T.A., Calloni, E., Camp, J.B., Canepa, M., Cannon, K.C., Cao, H., Cao, J., Capano, C.D., Capocasa, E., Carbognani, F., Caride, S., Casanueva Diaz, J., Casentini, C., Caudill, S., Cavaglià, M., Cavalier, F., Cavalieri, 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Subjects:Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Group:Institute for Gravitational Research
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:2470-0010
ISSN (Online):2470-0029
Published Online:16 February 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review D 95(4): 042003
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