# Exciting black hole modes via misaligned coalescences. II. The mode content of late-time coalescence waveforms

@article{Lim2019ExcitingBH, title={Exciting black hole modes via misaligned coalescences. II. The mode content of late-time coalescence waveforms}, author={H. Lim and G. Khanna and A. Apte and S. Hughes}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2019} }

Using inspiral and plunge trajectories we construct with a generalized Ori-Thorne algorithm, we use a time-domain black hole perturbation theory code to compute the corresponding gravitational waves. The last cycles of these waveforms are a superposition of Kerr quasi-normal modes. In this paper, we examine how the modes' excitations vary as a function of source parameters, such as the larger black hole's spin and the geometry of the smaller body's inspiral and plunge. We find that the mixture… Expand

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