Upper limits on a stochastic background of gravitational waves

Abbott, B. et al. (2005) Upper limits on a stochastic background of gravitational waves. Physical Review Letters, 95(22), (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.221101)

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Abstract

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has performed a third science run with much improved sensitivities of all three interferometers. We present an analysis of approximately 200 hours of data acquired during this run, used to search for a stochastic background of gravitational radiation. We place upper bounds on the energy density stored as gravitational radiation for three different spectral power laws. For the flat spectrum, our limit of Ω0<8.4×10-4 in the 69–156 Hz band is ∼105 times lower than the previous result in this frequency range.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Casey, Dr Morag and Robertson, Professor Norna and Robertson, Dr David and Woan, Professor Graham and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and Hough, Professor James and Ward, Dr Henry and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Pitkin, Dr Matthew
Authors: Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Agresti, J., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Allen, J., Amin, R., Anderson, S., Anderson, W., Araya, M., Armandula, H., Ashley, M., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Balasubramanian, R., Ballmer, S., Barish, B., Barker, C., Barker, D., Barton, M., Bayer, K., Belczynski, K., Betzwieser, J., Bhawal, B., Bilenko, I., Billingsley, G., Black, E., Blackburn, K., Blackburn, L., Bland, B., Bogue, L., Bork, R., Bose, S., Brady, P., Braginsky, V., Brau, J., Brown, D., Buonanno, A., Busby, D., Butler, W., Cadonati, L., Cagnoli, G., Camp, J., Cannizzo, J., Cannon, K., Cardenas, L., Carter, K., Casey, M., Charlton, P., Chatterji, S., Chen, Y., Chin, D., Christensen, N., Cokelaer, T., Colacino, C., Coldwell, R., Cook, D., Corbitt, T., Coyne, D., Creighton, J., Creighton, T., Dalrymple, J., DAmbrosio, E., Danzmann, K., Davies, G., DeBra, D., Dergachev, V., Desai, S., DeSalvo, R., Dhurandar, S., Diaz, M., Di Credico, A., Drever, R., Dupuis, R., Ehrens, P., Etzel, T., Evans, M., Evans, T., Fairhurst, S., Finn, L., Franzen, K., Frey, R., Fritschel, P., Frolov, V., Fyffe, M., Ganezer, K., Garofoli, J., Gholami, I., Giaime, J., Goda, K., Goggin, L., Gonzalez, G., Gray, C., Gretarsson, A., Grimmett, D., Grote, H., Grunewald, S., Guenther, M., Gustafson, R., Hamilton, W., Hanna, C., Hanson, J., Hardham, C., Harry, G., Heefner, J., Heng, I., Hewitson, M., Hindman, N., Hoang, P., Hough, J., Hua, W., Ito, M., Itoh, Y., Ivanov, A., Johnson, B., Johnson, W., Jones, D., Jones, G., Jones, L., Kalogera, V., Katsavounidis, E., Kawabe, K., Kawamura, S., Kells, W., Khan, A., Kim, C., King, P., Klimenko, S., Koranda, S., Kozak, D., Krishnan, B., Landry, M., Lantz, B., Lazzarini, A., Lei, M., Leonor, I., Libbrecht, K., Lindquist, P., Liu, S., Lormand, M., Lubinski, M., Luck, H., Luna, M., Machenschalk, B., MacInnis, M., Mageswaran, M., Mailand, K., Malec, M., Mandic, V., Marka, S., Maros, E., Mason, K., Matone, L., Mavalvala, N., McCarthy, R., McClelland, D., McHugh, M., McNabb, J., Melissinos, A., Mendell, G., Mercer, R., Meshkov, S., Messaritaki, E., Messenger, C., Mikhailov, E., Mitra, S., Mitrofanov, V., Mitselmakher, G., Mittleman, R., Miyakawa, O., Mohanty, S., Moreno, G., Mossavi, K., Mueller, G., Mukherjee, S., Myers, E., Myers, J., Nash, T., Nocera, F., Noel, J., OReilly, B., OShaughnessy, R., Ottaway, D., Overmier, H., Owen, B., Pan, Y., Papa, M., Parameshwaraiah, V., Parameswariah, C., Pedraza, M., Penn, S., Pitkin, M., Prix, R., Quetschke, V., Raab, F., Radkins, H., Rahkola, R., Rakhmanov, M., Rawlins, K., Ray-Majumder, S., Re, V., Regimbau, T., Reitze, D., Riesen, R., Riles, K., Rivera, B., Robertson, D.I., Robertson, N., Robinson, C., Roddy, S., Rodriguez, A., Rollins, J., Romano, J., Romie, J., Rowan, S., Rudiger, A., Ruet, L., Russell, P., Ryan, K., Sandberg, V., Sanders, G., Sannibale, V., Sarin, P., Sathyaprakash, B., Saulson, P., Savage, R., Sazonov, A., Schilling, R., Schofield, R., Schutz, B., Schwinberg, P., Scott, S., Seader, S., Searle, A., Sears, B., Sellers, D., Sengupta, A., Shawhan, P., Shoemaker, D., Sibley, A., Siemens, X., Sigg, D., Sintes, A., Smith, J., Smith, M., Spjeld, O., Strain, K.A., Strom, D., Stuver, A., Summerscales, T., Sung, M., Sutton, P., Tanner, D., Taylor, R., Thorne, K., Thorne, K., Tokmakov, K., Torres, C., Torrie, C., Traylor, G., Tyler, W., Ugolini, D., Ungarelli, C., Vallisneri, M., van Putten, M., Vass, S., Vecchio, A., Veitch, J., Vorvick, C., Vyachanin, S., Wallace, L., Ward, H., Ward, R., Watts, K., Webber, D., Weiland, U., Weinstein, A., Weiss, R., Wen, S., Wette, K., Whelan, J., Whitcomb, S., Whiting, B., Wiley, S., Wilkinson, C., Willems, P., Willke, B., Wilson, A., Winkler, W., Wise, S., Wiseman, A., Woan, G., Woods, D., Wooley, R., Worden, J., Yakushin, I., Yamamoto, H., Yoshida, S., Zanolin, M., Zhang, L., Zotov, N., Zucker, M., Zweizig, J., and LIGO Sci Collaboration,
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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