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The triggering of electromagnetic observations by gravitational wave events

Sylvestre, Julien (2003) The triggering of electromagnetic observations by gravitational wave events. In: The astrophysics of gravitational wave sources. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.686. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 303-306. ISBN 0-7354-0157-8

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The prospects for the observation of electromagnetic emissions by gravitational wave sources first detected using a network of interferometers are discussed. Various emission mechanisms and detection techniques for compact binary inspirals are studied to show that the pointing ability of gravitational wave observatories and the efficacy of electromagnetic detectors can be combined to predict that counterpart detections are improbable for the Initial interferometers, possible with Advanced LIGO detectors, and likely with an Advanced detector in Europe. Results from a new position estimation algorithm for unmodeled sources are also presented, and are discussed in the context of the observation of counterparts to burst sources of gravitational radiation.

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Additional Information:© 2003 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 15 October 2003. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under cooperative agreement PHY-9210038 and the award PHY-0107417. This document has been assigned LIGO Laboratory document number LIGO-P030029-00-E.
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Subject Keywords:gravitational waves, signal sources, astronomical spectra, interferometry, observability, binary stars, data analysis
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Classification Code:PACS: 95.85.Sz; 95.75.Kk
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Official Citation:The triggering of electromagnetic observations by gravitational wave events Julien Sylvestre, AIP Conf. Proc. 686, 303 (2003), DOI:10.1063/1.1629448
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