Prospects for direct detection of the circular polarization of the gravitational-wave background.

  • Naoki Seto
  • Published 2006 in Physical review letters
We discuss the prospects for directly detecting a circular polarization signal of the gravitational-wave background. We find it is generally difficult to probe the monopole mode of the signal due to the broad directivity of the gravitational-wave detectors. But the dipole (l=1) and octupole (l=3) modes of the signal can be measured in a simple manner by… CONTINUE READING