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Type: Journal article
Title: Search for gravitational-wave bursts associated with gamma-ray bursts using data from LIGO science run 5 and VIRGO science run 1
Author: Hosken, D.
Munch, J.
Ottaway, D.
Veitch, P.
Citation: Astrophysical Journal, 2010; 715(2):1438-1452
Publisher: Univ Chicago Press
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 0004-637X
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B. Abbott... D. J. Hosken... J. Munch... D. J. Ottaway... P. J. al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration, VIRGO Collaboration)
Abstract: We present the results of a search for gravitational-wave bursts associated with 137 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) that were detected by satellite-based gamma-ray experiments during the fifth LIGO science run and first Virgo science run. The data used in this analysis were collected from 2005 November 4 to 2007 October 1, and most of the GRB triggers were from the Swift satellite. The search uses a coherent network analysis method that takes into account the different locations and orientations of the interferometers at the three LIGO-Virgo sites. We find no evidence for gravitational-wave burst signals associated with this sample of GRBs. Using simulated short-duration (<1 s) waveforms, we set upper limits on the amplitude of gravitational waves associated with each GRB. We also place lower bounds on the distance to each GRB under the assumption of a fixed energy emission in gravitational waves, with typical limits of D ~ 15 Mpc (E_GW^iso / 0.01 M_o c^2)^1/2 for emission at frequencies around 150 Hz, where the LIGO-Virgo detector network has best sensitivity. We present astrophysical interpretations and implications of these results, and prospects for corresponding searches during future LIGO-Virgo runs.
Keywords: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (astro-ph.HE); General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology (gr-qc)
Rights: Copyright © IOP Publishing 2010 Society. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A. Submitted to Cornell University’s online archive in 2010 by Patrick Sutton. Post-print sourced from
RMID: 0020097666
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/715/2/1438
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