SEARCH FOR GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE BURSTS ASSOCIATED WITH GAMMA-RAY BURSTS USING DATA FROM LIGO SCIENCE RUN 5 AND VIRGO SCIENCE RUN 1
Author(s)LIGO Scientific Collaboration; Virgo Collaboration; Barsotti, Lisa; Blackburn, Lindy L; Bodiya, Timothy P.; Brunet, Gautier Herenui; Cao, Junwei; Corbitt, Thomas R; Donovan, Frederick J; Duke, Ian William; Evans, Matthew J; Foley, Stephany; Fritschel, Peter K; Goda, Keisuke Lucas; Grimaldi, Filippo; Harry, Gregory; Hughey, Brennan J; Katsavounidis, Erotokritos; MacInnis, Myron E; Markowitz, Jared John; Mason, Kenneth R; Mavalvala, Nergis; Mittleman, Richard K; Sarin, Pradeep S; Shapiro, B.; Shoemaker, David H; Smith, Nicolas de Mateo; Stein, Andrew J; Stein, Leo Chaim; Waldman, Samuel J.; Weiss, Rainer; Wipf, Christopher C.; Zucker, Michael E; ... Show more Show less
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We present the results of a search for gravitational-wave bursts (GWBs) 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 GWB 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 a median limit of D ∼ 12 Mpc(E iso GW /0.01 M ⊙ 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.
DepartmentKavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research; Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
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Abbott, B. P. et al. “SEARCH FOR GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE BURSTS ASSOCIATED WITH GAMMA-RAY BURSTS USING DATA FROM LIGO SCIENCE RUN 5 AND VIRGO SCIENCE RUN 1.” The Astrophysical Journal 715, 2 (May 2010): 1438–1452 © 2010 The American Astronomical Society
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