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Search For Gravitational-wave Bursts Associated with Gamma-ray Bursts using Data from LIGO Science Run 5 and Virgo Science Run 1

Abbott, B. P. and Abbott, R. and Adhikari, R. and Anderson, S. B. and Araya, M. and Armandula, H. and Aso, Y. and Ballmer, S. and Barton, M. A. and Betzwieser, J. and Billingsley, G. and Black, E. and Blackburn, J. K. and Bork, R. and Boschi, V. and Brooks, A. F. and Cannon, K. C. and Cardenas, L. and Cepeda, C. and Chalermsongsak, T. and Chatterji, S. and Chen, Y. and Coyne, D. C. and Daudert, B. and DeSalvo, R. and Drever, R. W. P. and Echols, C. and Ehrens, P. and Espinoza, E. and Etzel, T. and Fazi, D. and Gustafson, E. K. and Hanna, C. and Heefner, J. and Heptonstall, A. and Hodge, K. A. and Ivanov, A. and Kalmus, P. and Kells, W. and Keppel, D. G. and King, P. and Kondrashov, V. and Kozak, D. and Lazzarini, A. and Lei, M. and Li, C. and Lindquist, P. E. and Mageswaran, M. and Mailand, K. and Maros, E. and Marx, J. N. and McIntyre, G. and Meshkov, S. and Mino, Y. and Miyakawa, O. and Nash, T. and Ogin, G. H. and Patel, P. and Pedraza, M. and Robertson, N. A. and Russell, P. and Sannibale, V. and Savov, P. and Searle, A. C. and Sears, B. and Seifert, F. and Sengupta, A. S. and Smith, M. R. and Somiya, K. and Stochino, A. and Taylor, R. and Thorne, K. S. and Torrie, C. and Vallisneri, M. and Vass, S. and Villar, A. and Wallace, L. and Ward, R. L. and Wen, L. and Whitcomb, S. E. and Willems, P. A. and Yamamoto, H. and Zhang, L. and Zweizig, J. and Weinstein, Alan J. (2010) Search For Gravitational-wave Bursts Associated with Gamma-ray Bursts using Data from LIGO Science Run 5 and Virgo Science Run 1. Astrophysical Journal, 715 (2). pp. 1438-1452. ISSN 0004-637X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100610-092615176

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Abstract

We present the results of a search for gravitational-wave bursts (GWBs) associated with 137 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) that were detected by satellite-based gamma-ray experiments during the fifth LIGO science run and first Virgo science run. The data used in this analysis were collected from 2005 November 4 to 2007 October 1, and most of the GRB triggers were from the Swift satellite. The search uses a coherent network analysis method that takes into account the different locations and orientations of the interferometers at the three LIGO-Virgo sites. We find no evidence for GWB signals associated with this sample of GRBs. Using simulated short-duration (<1 s) waveforms, we set upper limits on the amplitude of gravitational waves associated with each GRB. We also place lower bounds on the distance to each GRB under the assumption of a fixed energy emission in gravitational waves, with a median limit of D ~ 12 Mpc(E^(iso)_(GW)/0.01 M_☉ c ^(2)^(1/2) for emission at frequencies around 150 Hz, where the LIGO-Virgo detector network has best sensitivity. We present astrophysical interpretations and implications of these results, and prospects for corresponding searches during future LIGO-Virgo runs.


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Additional Information:© 2010 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2009 September 15; accepted 2010 March 8; published 2010 May 12. We are indebted to the observers of the electromagnetic events and the GCN for providing us with valuable data. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory, 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, and the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique for the construction and operation of the Virgo detector. The authors also gratefully acknowledge research support 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 Educaci´on y Ciencia, the Conselleria d’Economia Hisenda i Innovaci´o of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Royal Society, 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. This document has been assigned LIGO Laboratory document number LIGO-P0900023-v16.
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Subject Keywords:gamma rays: bursts: general; gravitational waves
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Classification Code:PACS: 98.70.Rz; 95.85.Fm; 95.30.Sf; 97.60.Bw
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Official Citation:B. P. Abbott et al 2010 ApJ 715 1438 doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/715/2/1438
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Deposited On:23 Jun 2010 15:52
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