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Prospects for Localization of Gravitational Wave Transients by the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo Observatories
We present a possible observing scenario for the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo gravitational wave detectors over the next decade, with the intention of providing information to the astronomy
Enhanced sensitivity of the LIGO gravitational wave detector by using squeezed states of light
Nearly a century after Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves, a global network of Earth-based gravitational wave observatories1, 2, 3, 4 is seeking to directly detect this
Characterization of the LIGO detectors during their sixth science run
In 2009–2010, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) operated together with international partners Virgo and GEO600 as a network to search for gravitational waves (GWs) of
Parameter estimation for compact binary coalescence signals with the first generation gravitational-wave detector network
Compact binary systems with neutron stars or black holes are one of the most promising sources for ground-based gravitational-wave detectors. Gravitational radiation encodes rich information about
A gravitational wave observatory operating beyond the quantum shot-noise limit
Around the globe several observatories are seeking the first direct detection of gravitational waves (GWs). These waves are predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity1 and are generated,
Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown
We report a search for gravitational waves from the inspiral, merger and ringdown of binary black holes (BBH) with total mass between 25 and 100 solar masses, in data taken at the LIGO and Virgo
Directional limits on persistent gravitational waves using LIGO S5 science data.
Two directional searches for persistent GWs using data from the LIGO S5 science run are performed: one optimized for pointlike sources and one for arbitrary extended sources, finding no evidence to support the detection of GWs.
Einstein@Home all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in LIGO S5 data
This paper presents results of an all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the frequency range [50, 1190] Hz and with frequency derivative range of similar to[-20, 1.1] x 10(-10) Hz s(-1)
Directed search for continuous gravitational waves from the Galactic center
We present the results of a directed search for continuous gravitational waves from unknown, isolated neutron stars in the Galactic center region, performed on two years of data from LIGO’s fifth
Constraints on cosmic strings from the LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave detectors.
New constraints on cosmic string parameters are derived, which complement and improve existing limits from previous searches for a stochastic background of GWs from cosmic microwave background measurements and pulsar timing data.