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Search for high frequency gravitational-wave bursts in the first calendar year of LIGO's fifth science run

By D. Hosken, J. Munch, D. Ottaway and P. Veitch


We present an all-sky search for gravitational waves in the frequency range 1 to 6 kHz during the first calendar year of LIGO's fifth science run. This is the first untriggered LIGO burst analysis to be conducted above 3 kHz. We discuss the unique properties of interferometric data in this regime. 161.3 days of triple-coincident data were analyzed. No gravitational events above threshold were observed and a frequentist upper limit of 5.4 events per year on the rate of strong gravitational wave bursts was placed at a 90% confidence level. Implications for specific theoretical models of gravitational wave emission are also discussed.B. Abbott... D. J. Hosken... J. Munch... D. J. Ottaway... P. J. Veitch...et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration

Topics: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology (gr-qc)
Publisher: American Physical Soc
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevD.80.102002
OAI identifier: oai:digital.library.adelaide.edu.au:2440/58064

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