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First upper limits from LIGO on gravitational wave bursts.
Physical Review D, 69
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We report on a search for gravitational wave bursts using data from the first science run of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors. Our search focuses on bursts with durations ranging from 4 to 100 ms, and with significant power in the LIGO sensitivity band of 150 to 3000 Hz. We bound the rate for such detected bursts at less than 1.6 events per day at a 90% confidence level. This result is interpreted in terms of the detection efficiency for ad hoc waveforms (Gaussians and sine Gaussians) as a function of their root-sum-square strain h(rss); typical sensitivities lie in the range h(rss) ~10^(-19)-10^(-17) strain/√Hz, depending on the waveform. We discuss improvements in the search method that will be applied to future science data from LIGO and other gravitational wave detectors.
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(Received 7 January 2004; published 7 May 2004)
The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the
United States National Science Foundation for the construction
and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and the Particle
Physics and Astronomy Research 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 Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the
Department of Science and Technology of India, the Spanish
Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia, the John Simon Guggenheim
Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation,
the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
This document has been assigned LIGO Laboratory
document number LIGO-P030011.|
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