Observational signatures of microlensing in gravitational waves at LIGO/Virgo frequencies

  title={Observational signatures of microlensing in gravitational waves at LIGO/Virgo frequencies},
  author={Jose M. Diego and Otto A. Hannuksela and Patrick L. Kelly and Tom Broadhurst and K. Kim and T. G. F. Li and George F. Smoot},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
Microlenses with typical stellar masses (a few M⊙) have traditionally been disregarded as potential sources of gravitational lensing effects at LIGO/Virgo frequencies, since the time delays are often much smaller than the inverse of the frequencies probed by LIGO/Virgo, resulting in negligible interference effects at LIGO/Virgo frequencies. While this is true for isolated microlenses in this mass regime, we show how, under certain circumstances and for realistic scenarios, a population of… Expand
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