Detecting beyond-Einstein polarizations of continuous gravitational waves

Isi, M., Weinstein, A. J., Mead, C. and Pitkin, M. (2015) Detecting beyond-Einstein polarizations of continuous gravitational waves. Physical Review D, 91, 082002. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.91.082002)

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The direct detection of gravitational waves with the next generation detectors, like Advanced LIGO, provides the opportunity to measure deviations from the predictions of General Relativity. One such departure would be the existence of alternative polarizations. To measure these, we study a single detector measurement of a continuous gravitational wave from a triaxial pulsar source. We develop methods to detect signals of any polarization content and distinguish between them in a model independent way. We present LIGO S5 sensitivity estimates for 115 pulsars.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pitkin, Dr Matthew
Authors: Isi, M., Weinstein, A. J., Mead, C., and Pitkin, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1550-2368
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review D 91:082002
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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624341Investigations in Gravitational Radiation / Particle Astrophysics Capital equipmentSheila RowanScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/L000946/1S&E P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY