Setting upper limits on the strength of periodic gravitational waves from PSR J1939+2134 using the first science data from the GEO 600 and LIGO detectors

B. Abbott, C.A. Cantley, LIGO Scientific Collaboration

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Abstract

Data collected by the GEO 600 and LIGO interferometric gravitational wave detectors during their first observational science run were searched for continuous gravitational waves from the pulsar J1939+2134 at twice its rotation frequency. Two independent analysis methods were used and are demonstrated in this paper: a frequency domain method and a time domain method. Both achieve consistent null results, placing new upper limits on the strength of the pulsar’s gravitational wave emission. A model emission mechanism is used to interpret the limits as a constraint on the pulsar’s equatorial ellipticity.
LanguageEnglish
Article number082004
Number of pages16
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume69
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2004

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Keywords

  • periodic gravitational waves
  • LIGO
  • geo 600 data

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In: Physical Review D, Vol. 69, No. 8, 082004, 30.04.2004.

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