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Detecting beyond-Einstein polarizations of continuous gravitational waves

Isi, Maximiliano and Weinstein, Alan J. and Mead, Carver and Pitkin, Matthew (2015) Detecting beyond-Einstein polarizations of continuous gravitational waves. Physical Review D, 91 (8). Art. No. 082002. ISSN 0556-2821. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150519-072427452

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Abstract

The direct detection of gravitational waves with the next-generation detectors, like Advanced LIGO, provides the opportunity to measure deviations from the predictions of general relativity. One such departure would be the existence of alternative polarizations. To measure these, we study a single detector measurement of a continuous gravitational wave from a triaxial pulsar source. We develop methods to detect signals of any polarization content and distinguish between them in a model-independent way. We present LIGO Science Run 5 sensitivity estimates for 115 pulsars.


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Weinstein, Alan J.0000-0002-0928-6784
Additional Information:© 2015 American Physical Society. Received 3 February 2015; published 20 April 2015. The authors would like to thank Holger Pletsch for helpful discussions. M. Pitkin is funded by the STFC through Grant No. ST/L000946/1. LIGO was constructed by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with funding from the National Science Foundation and operates under cooperative Agreement No. PHY-0757058. This paper carries LIGO Document Number LIGO-P1400169.
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Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)ST/L000946/1
NSFPHY-0757058
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Official Citation:Detecting beyond-Einstein polarizations of continuous gravitational waves Maximiliano Isi, Alan J. Weinstein, Carver Mead, and Matthew Pitkin Phys. Rev. D 91, 082002 (2015)
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