Measuring the non-Gaussian stochastic gravitational-wave background: A method for realistic interferometer data

@article{Thrane2013MeasuringTN,
  title={Measuring the non-Gaussian stochastic gravitational-wave background: A method for realistic interferometer data},
  author={Eric Thrane},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2013},
  volume={87},
  pages={1-9}
}
  • E. Thrane
  • Published 2 January 2013
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
A stochastic gravitational-wave background (SGWB) can arise from the superposition of many independent events. If the fraction of time that events emit in some frequency band is sufficiently high, the resulting background is Gaussian in that band, which is to say that it is characterized only by a gravitational-wave strain power spectrum. Alternatively, if this fraction is low, we expect a non-Gaussian background, characterized by intermittent subthreshold signals. Many experimentally… 

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