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A Bayesian statistical framework for identifying strongly-lensed gravitational-wave signals

  title={A Bayesian statistical framework for identifying strongly-lensed gravitational-wave signals},
  author={Rico K. L. Lo and Ignacio Maga{\~n}a Hernandez},
It is expected that gravitational waves, similar to electromagnetic waves, can be gravitationally lensed by intervening matters, producing multiple instances of the same signal arriving at different times from different apparent luminosity distances with different phase shifts compared to the un-lensed signal due to lensing. If unaccounted for, these lensed signals will masquerade as separate systems with higher mass and lower redshift. Here we present a Bayesian statistical framework for… 
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  • M. Oguri
  • Physics
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2018
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