Gravitational-wave confusion background from cosmological compact binaries: Implications for future terrestrial detectors

  title={Gravitational-wave confusion background from cosmological compact binaries: Implications for future terrestrial detectors},
  author={Tania Regimbau and Scott A. Hughes},
  journal={Physical Review D},
Increasing the sensitivity of a gravitational-wave (GW) detector improves our ability to measure the characteristics of detected sources. It also increases the number of weak signals that contribute to the data. Because GW detectors have nearly all-sky sensitivity, they can be subject to a confusion limit: Many sources which cannot be distinguished may be measured simultaneously, defining a stochastic noise floor to the sensitivity. For GW detectors operating at present and for their planned… 

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