Astrophysically triggered searches for gravitational waves

status and prospects

R. Abbott, N.A. Lockerbie, K. V. Tokmakov, LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

In gravitational-wave detection, special emphasis is put onto searches that focus on cosmic events detected by other types of astrophysical observatories. The astrophysical triggers, e.g. from γ-ray and x-ray satellites, optical telescopes and neutrino observatories, provide a trigger time for analyzing gravitational-wave data coincident with the event. In certain cases the expected frequency range, source energetics, directional and progenitor information are also available. Beyond allowing the recognition of gravitational waveforms with amplitudes closer to the noise floor of the detector, these triggered searches should also lead to rich science results even before the onset of Advanced LIGO. In this paper we provide a broad review of LIGO's astrophysically triggered searches and the sources they target.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume25
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2008

Fingerprint

LIGO (observatory)
gravitational waves
observatories
astrophysics
actuators
rays
waveforms
neutrinos
frequency ranges
telescopes
detectors
x rays

Keywords

  • astrophysics
  • astroparticles
  • triggered searches
  • gravitational waves
  • status
  • prospects

Cite this

Abbott, R. ; Lockerbie, N.A. ; Tokmakov, K. V. ; LIGO Scientific Collaboration ; Virgo Collaboration. / Astrophysically triggered searches for gravitational waves : status and prospects. In: Classical and Quantum Gravity. 2008 ; Vol. 25, No. 11.
@article{d6263cf39f9f4e80871c373bfffb1410,
title = "Astrophysically triggered searches for gravitational waves: status and prospects",
abstract = "In gravitational-wave detection, special emphasis is put onto searches that focus on cosmic events detected by other types of astrophysical observatories. The astrophysical triggers, e.g. from γ-ray and x-ray satellites, optical telescopes and neutrino observatories, provide a trigger time for analyzing gravitational-wave data coincident with the event. In certain cases the expected frequency range, source energetics, directional and progenitor information are also available. Beyond allowing the recognition of gravitational waveforms with amplitudes closer to the noise floor of the detector, these triggered searches should also lead to rich science results even before the onset of Advanced LIGO. In this paper we provide a broad review of LIGO's astrophysically triggered searches and the sources they target.",
keywords = "astrophysics, astroparticles, triggered searches, gravitational waves, status, prospects",
author = "R. Abbott and N.A. Lockerbie and Tokmakov, {K. V.} and {LIGO Scientific Collaboration} and {Virgo Collaboration}",
note = "B Abbott et al 2008 Class. Quantum Grav. 25 114051. 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd. This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication/published in Classical and Quantum Gravity. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/25/11/114051",
year = "2008",
month = "6",
day = "7",
doi = "10.1088/0264-9381/25/11/114051",
language = "English",
volume = "25",
journal = "Classical and Quantum Gravity",
issn = "0264-9381",
number = "11",

}

Astrophysically triggered searches for gravitational waves : status and prospects. / Abbott, R.; Lockerbie, N.A.; Tokmakov, K. V.; LIGO Scientific Collaboration; Virgo Collaboration.

In: Classical and Quantum Gravity, Vol. 25, No. 11, 07.06.2008.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Astrophysically triggered searches for gravitational waves

T2 - status and prospects

AU - Abbott, R.

AU - Lockerbie, N.A.

AU - Tokmakov, K. V.

AU - LIGO Scientific Collaboration

AU - Virgo Collaboration

N1 - B Abbott et al 2008 Class. Quantum Grav. 25 114051. 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd. This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication/published in Classical and Quantum Gravity. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/25/11/114051

PY - 2008/6/7

Y1 - 2008/6/7

N2 - In gravitational-wave detection, special emphasis is put onto searches that focus on cosmic events detected by other types of astrophysical observatories. The astrophysical triggers, e.g. from γ-ray and x-ray satellites, optical telescopes and neutrino observatories, provide a trigger time for analyzing gravitational-wave data coincident with the event. In certain cases the expected frequency range, source energetics, directional and progenitor information are also available. Beyond allowing the recognition of gravitational waveforms with amplitudes closer to the noise floor of the detector, these triggered searches should also lead to rich science results even before the onset of Advanced LIGO. In this paper we provide a broad review of LIGO's astrophysically triggered searches and the sources they target.

AB - In gravitational-wave detection, special emphasis is put onto searches that focus on cosmic events detected by other types of astrophysical observatories. The astrophysical triggers, e.g. from γ-ray and x-ray satellites, optical telescopes and neutrino observatories, provide a trigger time for analyzing gravitational-wave data coincident with the event. In certain cases the expected frequency range, source energetics, directional and progenitor information are also available. Beyond allowing the recognition of gravitational waveforms with amplitudes closer to the noise floor of the detector, these triggered searches should also lead to rich science results even before the onset of Advanced LIGO. In this paper we provide a broad review of LIGO's astrophysically triggered searches and the sources they target.

KW - astrophysics

KW - astroparticles

KW - triggered searches

KW - gravitational waves

KW - status

KW - prospects

U2 - 10.1088/0264-9381/25/11/114051

DO - 10.1088/0264-9381/25/11/114051

M3 - Article

VL - 25

JO - Classical and Quantum Gravity

JF - Classical and Quantum Gravity

SN - 0264-9381

IS - 11

ER -