We present an archival search for transient gravitational-wave bursts in coincidence with 27 single-pulse triggers from Green Bank Telescope pulsar surveys, using the LIGO, Virgo, and GEO interferometer network. We also discuss a check for gravitational-wave signals in coincidence with Parkes fast radio bursts using similar methods. Data analyzed in these searches were collected between 2007 and 2013. Possible sources of emission of both short-duration radio signals and transient gravitational-wave emission include starquakes on neutron stars, binary coalescence of neutron stars, and cosmic string cusps. While no evidence for gravitational-wave emission in coincidence with these radio transients was found, the current analysis serves as a prototype for similar future searches using more sensitive second-generation interferometers. © 2016 American Physical Society.
- transient gravitational waves
- short duration radio transients
- pulsar surveys
- binary coalescence
- cosmic string cusps
- neutron stars
Abbott, B. P., Jawahar, S., Lockerbie, N. A., Tokmakov, K. V., & LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration (2016). Search for transient gravitational waves in coincidence with short-duration radio transients during 2007-2013. Physical Review D, 93(12). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.93.122008