First upper limits from LIGO on gravitational wave bursts

Abbott, B. et al. (2004) First upper limits from LIGO on gravitational wave bursts. Physical Review D, 69(10), Art. 102001. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.69.102001)

Abbott, B. et al. (2004) First upper limits from LIGO on gravitational wave bursts. Physical Review D, 69(10), Art. 102001. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.69.102001)

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Abstract

We report on a search for gravitational wave bursts using data from the first science run of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors. Our search focuses on bursts with durations ranging from 4 to 100 ms, and with significant power in the LIGO sensitivity band of 150 to 3000 Hz. We bound the rate for such detected bursts at less than 1.6 events per day at a 90% confidence level. This result is interpreted in terms of the detection efficiency for ad hoc waveforms (Gaussians and sine Gaussians) as a function of their root-sum-square strain hrss; typical sensitivities lie in the range hrss∼10-19–10-17strain/Hz−−−√, depending on the waveform. We discuss improvements in the search method that will be applied to future science data from LIGO and other gravitational wave detectors.

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Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heptonstall, Dr Alastair and Grant, Mr Alastair and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Casey, Dr Morag and Barr, Dr Bryan and Robertson, Dr David and Bennett, Mrs Ruth and Plissi, Dr Michael and Ward, Professor Henry and Newton, Dr Gavin and Torrie, Dr Calum and Killow, Dr Christian and Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Cantley, Dr Caroline and Rowan, Professor Sheila and McNamara, Dr Paul and Robertson, Professor Norna and Woan, Professor Graham and Crooks, Dr David and Hough, Professor James and Sneddon, Dr Peter and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Skeldon, Dr Kenneth and Pitkin, Dr Matthew
Authors: Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Ageev, A., Allen, B., Amin, R., Anderson, S., Anderson, W., Araya, M., Armandula, H., Asiri, F., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Balasubramanian, R., Ballmer, S., Barish, B., Barker, D., Barker-Patton, C., Barnes, M., Barr, B., Barton, M., Bayer, K., Beausoleil, R., Belczynski, K., Bennett, R., Berukoff, S., Betzwieser, J., Bhawal, B., Bilenko, I., Billingsley, G., Black, E., Blackburn, K., Bland-Weaver, B., Bochner, B., Bogue, L., Bork, R., Bose, S., Brady, P., Braginsky, V., Brau, J., Brown, D., Brozek, S., Bullington, A., Buonanno, A., Burgess, R., Busby, D., Butler, W., Byer, R., Cadonati, L., Cagnoli, G., Camp, J., Cantley, C.A., Cardenas, L., Carter, K., Casey, M.M., Castiglione, J., Chandler, A., Chapsky, J., Charlton, P., Chatterji, S., Chen, Y., Chickarmane, V., Chin, D., Christensen, N., Churches, D., Colacino, C., Coldwell, R., Coles, M., Cook, D., Corbitt, T., Coyne, D., Creighton, J., Creighton, T., Crooks, D.R.M., Csatorday, P., Cusack, B., Cutler, C., D’Ambrosio, E., Danzmann, K., Davies, R., Daw, E., DeBra, D., Delker, T., DeSalvo, R., Dhurandhar, S., Díaz, M., Ding, H., Drever, R., Dupuis, R., Ebeling, C., Edlund, J., Ehrens, P., Elliffe, E., Etzel, T., Evans, M., Evans, T., Fallnich, C., Farnham, D., Fejer, M., Fine, M., Finn, L., Flanagan, E., Freise, A., Frey, R., Fritschel, P., Frolov, V., Fyffe, M., Ganezer, K., Giaime, J., Gillespie, A., Goda, K., González, G., Goßler, S., Grandclément, P., Grant, A., Gray, C., Gretarsson, A., Grimmett, D., Grote, H., Grunewald, S., Guenther, M., Gustafson, E., Gustafson, R., Hamilton, W., Hammond, M., Hanson, J., Hardham, C., Harry, G., Hartunian, A., Heefner, J., Hefetz, Y., Heinzel, G., Heng, I., Hennessy, M., Hepler, N., Heptonstall, A., Heurs, M., Hewitson, M., Hindman, N., Hoang, P., Hough, J., Hrynevych, M., Hua, W., Ingley, R., Ito, M., Itoh, Y., Ivanov, A., Jennrich, O., Johnson, W., Johnston, W., Jones, L., Jungwirth, D., Kalogera, V., Katsavounidis, E., Kawabe, K., Kawamura, S., Kells, W., Kern, J., Khan, A., Killbourn, S., Killow, C., Kim, C., King, C., King, P., Klimenko, S., Kloevekorn, P., Koranda, S., Kötter, K., Kovalik, J., Kozak, D., Krishnan, B., Landry, M., Langdale, J., Lantz, B., Lawrence, R., Lazzarini, A., Lei, M., Leonhardt, V., Leonor, I., Libbrecht, K., Lindquist, P., Liu, S., Logan, J., Lormand, M., Lubinski, M., Lück, H., Lyons, T., Machenschalk, B., MacInnis, M., Mageswaran, M., Mailand, K., Majid, W., Malec, M., Mann, F., Marin, A., Márka, S., Maros, E., Mason, J., Mason, K., Matherny, O., Matone, L., Mavalvala, N., McCarthy, R., McClelland, D., McHugh, M., McNamara, P., Mendell, G., Meshkov, S., Messenger, C., Mitrofanov, V., Mitselmakher, G., Mittleman, R., Miyakawa, O., Miyoki, S., Mohanty, S., Moreno, G., Mossavi, K., Mours, B., Mueller, G., Mukherjee, S., Myers, J., Nagano, S., Nash, T., Naundorf, H., Nayak, R., Newton, G., Nocera, F., Nutzman, P., Olson, T., O’Reilly, B., Ottaway, D., Ottewill, A., Ouimette, D., Overmier, H., Owen, B., Papa, M., Parameswariah, C., Parameswariah, V., Pedraza, M., Penn, S., Pitkin, M., Plissi, M., Pratt, M., Quetschke, V., Raab, F., Radkins, H., Rahkola, R., Rakhmanov, M., Rao, S., Redding, D., Regehr, M., Regimbau, T., Reilly, K., Reithmaier, K., Reitze, D., Richman, S., Riesen, R., Riles, K., Rizzi, A., Robertson, D.I., Robertson, N.A., Robison, L., Roddy, S., Rollins, J., Romano, J., Romie, J., Rong, H., Rose, D., Rotthoff, E., Rowan, S., Rüdiger, A., Russell, P., Ryan, K., Salzman, I., Sanders, G., Sannibale, V., Sathyaprakash, B., Saulson, P., Savage, R., Sazonov, A., Schilling, R., Schlaufman, K., Schmidt, V., Schofield, R., Schrempel, M., Schutz, B., Schwinberg, P., Scott, S., Searle, A., Sears, B., Seel, S., Sengupta, A., Shapiro, C., Shawhan, P., Shoemaker, D., Shu, Q., Sibley, A., Siemens, X., Sievers, L., Sigg, D., Sintes, A., Skeldon, K., Smith, J., Smith, M., Smith, M., Sneddon, P., Spero, R., Stapfer, G., Strain, K., Strom, D., Stuver, A., Summerscales, T., Sumner, M., Sutton, P., Sylvestre, J., Takamori, A., Tanner, D., Tariq, H., Taylor, I., Taylor, R., Thorne, K., Tibbits, M., Tilav, S., Tinto, M., Tokmakov, K., Torres, C., Torrie, C., Traeger, S., Traylor, G., Tyler, W., Ugolini, D., Vallisneri, M., van Putten, M., Vass, S., Vecchio, A., Vorvick, C., Vyachanin, S., Wallace, L., Walther, H., Ward, H., Ware, B., Watts, K., Webber, D., Weidner, A., Weiland, U., Weinstein, A., Weiss, R., Welling, H., Wen, L., Wen, S., Whelan, J., Whitcomb, S., Whiting, B., Willems, P., Williams, P., Williams, R., Willke, B., Wilson, A., Winjum, B., Winkler, W., Wise, S., Wiseman, A., Woan, G., Wooley, R., Worden, J., Yakushin, I., Yamamoto, H., Yoshida, S., Zawischa, I., Zhang, L., Zotov, N., Zucker, M., and Zweizig, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
ISSN:1550-7998
ISSN (Online):1550-2368

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