Gravitational-wave stochastic background from cosmic strings.

  title={Gravitational-wave stochastic background from cosmic strings.},
  author={Xavier Siemens and Vuk Mandic and Jolien D. E. Creighton},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={98 11},
We consider the stochastic background of gravitational waves produced by a network of cosmic strings and assess their accessibility to current and planned gravitational wave detectors, as well as to big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN), cosmic microwave background (CMB), and pulsar timing constraints. We find that current data from interferometric gravitational wave detectors, such as Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), are sensitive to areas of parameter space of cosmic… 

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