Plunge waveforms from inspiralling binary black holes.

  title={Plunge waveforms from inspiralling binary black holes.},
  author={John G. Baker and Bernd Br{\"u}gmann and Manuela Campanelli and Carlos O. Lousto and Ryoji Takahashi},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={87 12},
We study the coalescence of nonspinning binary black holes from near the innermost stable circular orbit down to the final single rotating black hole. We use a technique that combines the full numerical approach to solve the Einstein equations, applied in the truly nonlinear regime, and linearized perturbation theory around the final distorted single black hole at later times. We compute the plunge waveforms, which present a non-negligible signal lasting for t approximately 100M showing early… 

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