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We present direct upper limits on gravitational wave emission from the Crab pulsar using data from the first 9 months of the fifth science run of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). These limits are based on two searches. In the first we assume that the gravitational wave emission follows the observed radio timing, giving an upper limit on gravitational wave emission that beats indirect limits inferred from the spin-down and braking index of the pulsar and the energetics of the nebula. In the second we allow for a small mismatch between the gravitational and radio signal frequencies and interpret our results in the context of two possible gravitational wave emission mechanisms.
|Additional Information:||© 2008 American Astronomical Society. Received 2008 June 16; accepted 2008 July 3; published 2008 July 18. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Max Planck Society, and the State of Niedersachsen, Germany, for support of the construction and operation of the GEO600 detector. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the research by these agencies and by the Australian Research Council, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy, the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, the Conselleria d'Economia, Hisenda i Innovació of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Carnegie Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. LIGO Document No. LIGO-P070118-00-Z. ERRATUM Published 2009 November 6: A processing error in the signal template used in this search led to upper limits about 30% lower than we now know is warranted by the early S5 data. We have re-analyzed that data and find new upper limits on the strain parameter h 0 of 4.9 × 10–25/3.9 × 10–25 for uniform/restricted prior assumptions concerning the Crab inclination and polarization angles. These results have now been superseded by upper limits of 2.6 × 10–25/2.0 × 10–25 based on the full S5 data and presented in Abbott et al. (2009). The multitemplate search was not affected by the error.|
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|Official Citation:||Beating the Spin-Down Limit on Gravitational Wave Emission from the Crab Pulsar B. Abbott, R. Abbott, R. Adhikari, P. Ajith, B. Allen, G. Allen, R. Amin, S. B. Anderson, W. G. Anderson, M. A. Arain, M. Araya, H. Armandula, P. Armor, Y. Aso, S. Aston, P. Aufmuth, C. Aulbert, S. Babak, S. Ballmer, H. Bantilan, B. C. Barish, C. Barker, D. Barker, B. Barr, P. Barriga, M. A. Barton, M. Bastarrika, K. Bayer, J. Betzwieser, P. T. Beyersdorf, I. A. Bilenko, G. Billingsley, R. Biswas, E. Black, K. Blackburn, L. Blackburn, D. Blair, B. Bland, T. P. Bodiya, L. Bogue, R. Bork, V. Boschi, S. Bose, P. R. Brady, V. B. Braginsky, J. E. Brau, M. Brinkmann, A. Brooks, D. A. Brown, G. Brunet, A. Bullington, A. Buonanno, O. Burmeister, R. L. Byer, L. Cadonati, G. Cagnoli, J. B. Camp, J. Cannizzo, K. Cannon, J. Cao, L. Cardenas, T. Casebolt, G. Castaldi, C. Cepeda, E. Chalkley, P. Charlton, S. Chatterji, S. Chelkowski, Y. Chen, N. Christensen, D. Clark, J. Clark, T. Cokelaer, R. Conte, D. Cook, T. Corbitt, D. Coyne, J. D. E. Creighton, A. Cumming, L. Cunningham, R. M. Cutler, J. Dalrymple, K. Danzmann, G. Davies, D. DeBra, J. Degallaix, M. Degree, V. Dergachev, S. Desai, R. DeSalvo, S. Dhurandhar, M. Díaz, J. Dickson, A. Dietz, F. Donovan, K. L. Dooley, E. E. Doomes, R. W. P. Drever, I. Duke, J.-C. Dumas, R. J. Dupuis, J. G. Dwyer, C. Echols, A. Effler, P. Ehrens, E. Espinoza, T. Etzel, T. Evans, S. Fairhurst, Y. Fan, D. Fazi, H. Fehrmann, M. M. Fejer, L. S. Finn, K. Flasch, N. Fotopoulos, A. Freise, R. Frey, T. Fricke, P. Fritschel, V. V. Frolov, M. Fyffe, J. Garofoli, I. Gholami, J. A. Giaime, S. Giampanis, K. D. Giardina, K. Goda, E. Goetz, L. Goggin, G. González, S. Gossler, R. Gouaty, A. Grant, S. Gras, C. Gray, M. Gray, R. J. S. Greenhalgh, A. M. Gretarsson, F. Grimaldi, R. Grosso, H. Grote, S. Grunewald, M. Guenther, E. K. Gustafson, R. Gustafson, B. Hage, J. M. Hallam, D. Hammer, C. Hanna, J. Hanson, J. Harms, G. Harry, E. Harstad, K. Hayama, T. Hayler, J. Heefner, I. S. Heng, M. Hennessy, A. Heptonstall, M. Hewitson, S. Hild, E. Hirose, D. Hoak, D. Hosken, J. Hough, S. H. Huttner, D. Ingram, M. Ito, A. Ivanov, B. Johnson, W. W. Johnson, D. I. Jones, G. Jones, R. Jones, L. Ju, P. Kalmus, V. Kalogera, S. Kamat, J. Kanner, D. Kasprzyk, E. Katsavounidis, K. Kawabe, S. Kawamura, F. Kawazoe, W. Kells, D. G. Keppel, F. Ya. Khalili, R. Khan, E. Khazanov, C. Kim, P. King, J. S. Kissel, S. Klimenko, K. Kokeyama, V. Kondrashov, R. K. Kopparapu, D. Kozak, I. Kozhevatov, B. Krishnan, P. Kwee, P. K. Lam, M. Landry, M. M. Lang, B. Lantz, A. Lazzarini, M. Lei, N. Leindecker, V. Leonhardt, I. Leonor, K. Libbrecht, H. Lin, P. Lindquist, N. A. Lockerbie, D. Lodhia, M. Lormand, P. Lu, M. Lubinski, A. Lucianetti, H. Lück, B. Machenschalk, M. MacInnis, M. Mageswaran, K. Mailand, V. Mandic, S. Márka, Z. Márka, A. Markosyan, J. Markowitz, E. Maros, I. Martin, R. M. Martin, J. N. Marx, K. Mason, F. Matichard, L. Matone, R. Matzner, N. Mavalvala, R. McCarthy, D. E. McClelland, S. C. McGuire, M. McHugh, G. McIntyre, G. McIvor, D. McKechan, K. McKenzie, T. Meier, A. Melissinos, G. Mendell, R. A. Mercer, S. Meshkov, C. J. Messenger, D. Meyers, J. Miller, J. Minelli, S. Mitra, V. P. Mitrofanov, G. Mitselmakher, R. Mittleman, O. Miyakawa, B. Moe, S. Mohanty, G. Moreno, K. Mossavi, C. MowLowry, G. Mueller, S. Mukherjee, H. Mukhopadhyay, H. Müller-Ebhardt, J. Munch, P. Murray, E. Myers, J. Myers, T. Nash, J. Nelson, G. Newton, A. Nishizawa, K. Numata, J. O'Dell, G. Ogin, B. O'Reilly, R. O'Shaughnessy, D. J. Ottaway, R. S. Ottens, H. Overmier, B. J. Owen, Y. Pan, C. Pankow, M. A. Papa, V. Parameshwaraiah, P. Patel, M. Pedraza, S. Penn, A. Perreca, T. Petrie, I. M. Pinto, M. Pitkin, H. J. Pletsch, M. V. Plissi, F. Postiglione, M. Principe, R. Prix, V. Quetschke, F. Raab, D. S. Rabeling, H. Radkins, N. Rainer, M. Rakhmanov, M. Ramsunder, H. Rehbein, S. Reid, D. H. Reitze, R. Riesen, K. Riles, B. Rivera, N. A. Robertson, C. Robinson, E. L. Robinson, S. Roddy, A. Rodriguez, A. M. Rogan, J. Rollins, J. D. Romano, J. Romie, R. Route, S. Rowan, A. Rüdiger, L. Ruet, P. Russell, K. Ryan, S. Sakata, M. Samidi, L. Sancho de la Jordana, V. Sandberg, V. Sannibale, S. Saraf, P. Sarin, B. S. Sathyaprakash, S. Sato, P. R. Saulson, R. Savage, P. Savov, S. W. Schediwy, R. Schilling, R. Schnabel, R. Schofield, B. F. Schutz, P. Schwinberg, S. M. Scott, A. C. Searle, B. Sears, F. Seifert, D. Sellers, A. S. Sengupta, P. Shawhan, D. H. Shoemaker, A. Sibley, X. Siemens, D. Sigg, S. Sinha, A. M. Sintes, B. J. J. Slagmolen, J. Slutsky, J. R. Smith, M. R. Smith, N. D. Smith, K. Somiya, B. Sorazu, L. C. Stein, A. Stochino, R. Stone, K. A. Strain, D. M. Strom, A. Stuver, T. Z. Summerscales, K.-X. Sun, M. Sung, P. J. Sutton, H. Takahashi, D. B. Tanner, R. Taylor, R. Taylor, J. Thacker, K. A. Thorne, K. S. Thorne, A. Thüring, K. V. Tokmakov, C. Torres, C. Torrie, G. Traylor, M. Trias, W. Tyler, D. Ugolini, J. Ulmen, K. Urbanek, H. Vahlbruch, C. 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