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Upper Limits on a Stochastic Background of Gravitational Waves

Abbott, B. and Abbott, R. and Adhikari, Rana X. and Agresti, J. and Anderson, S. B. and Araya, M. and Armandula, H. and Barish, B. C. and Barton, M. A. and Bhawal, B. and Billingsley, G. and Black, E. and Blackburn, K. and Bork, R. and Brown, D. A. and Buonanno, A. and Busby, D. and Cardenas, L. and Charlton, P. and Chatterji, S. and Coyne, D. and Creighton, T. D. and D'Ambrosio, E. and DeSalvo, R. and Drever, R. W. P. and Dupuis, R. J. and Ehrens, P. and Etzel, T. and Evans, M. and Goggin, L. and Grimmett, D. and Heefner, J. and Hoang, P. and Ivanov, A. and Jones, L. and Kells, W. and King, P. and Kozak, D. and Lazzarini, A. and Lei, M. and Libbrecht, K. and Lindquist, P. and Liu, S. and Mageswaran, M. and Mailand, K. and Mandic, V. and Maros, E. and Meshkov, S. and Miyakawa, O. and Nash, T. and Nocera, F. and Pedraza, M. and Romie, J. and Russell, P. and Sanders, G. H. and Sannibale, V. and Sears, B. and Shawhan, P. and Smith, M. R. and Sutton, P. J. and Taylor, R. and Thorne, K. S. and Torrie, C. and Tyler, W. and Vallisneri, M. and Vass, S. and Wallace, L. and Ward, R. and Webber, D. and Whitcomb, S. E. and Willems, P. A. and Wilson, A. and Yamamoto, H. and Zhang, L. and Zweizig, J. and Pan, Y. and Weinstein, Alan J. and Chen, Y. (2005) Upper Limits on a Stochastic Background of Gravitational Waves. Physical Review Letters, 95 (22). Art. No. 221101. ISSN 0031-9007.

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The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has performed a third science run with much improved sensitivities of all three interferometers. We present an analysis of approximately 200 hours of data acquired during this run, used to search for a stochastic background of gravitational radiation. We place upper bounds on the energy density stored as gravitational radiation for three different spectral power laws. For the flat spectrum, our limit of Ω_0<8.4×10^(-4) in the 69–156 Hz band is ~10^5 times lower than the previous result in this frequency range.

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Additional Information:© 2005 The American Physical Society. Received 30 July 2005; published 22 November 2005. 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 Niedrersachsen, 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 Educacion y Ciencia, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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Classification Code:PACS: 04.80.Nn, 04.30.Db, 07.05.Kf, 95.55.Ym
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Official Citation:Upper Limits on a Stochastic Background of Gravitational Waves B. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration) Published 22 November 2005 (6 pages) 221101
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