Gravitational radiation from cosmic (super)strings: Bursts, stochastic background, and observational windows

@article{Damour2005GravitationalRF,
  title={Gravitational radiation from cosmic (super)strings: Bursts, stochastic background, and observational windows},
  author={T. Damour and Alexander Vilenkin},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2005},
  volume={71},
  pages={063510}
}
The gravitational wave (GW) signals emitted by a network of cosmic strings are reexamined in view of the possible formation of a network of cosmic superstrings at the end of brane inflation. The reconnection probability p of intersecting fundamental or Dirichlet strings might be much smaller than 1, and the properties of the resulting string network may differ significantly from those of ordinary strings (which have p=1). In addition, it has been recently suggested that the typical length of… 
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