Search for gravitational-wave bursts from soft gamma repeaters.

  title={Search for gravitational-wave bursts from soft gamma repeaters.},
  author={B. Abbott and Richard J. Abbott and Rana X. Adhikari and Parameswaran Ajith and Bruce Allen and Gabrielle Allen and Rupal S. Amin and Stuart B. Anderson and Warren G. Anderson and M. A. Arain and M. C. Araya and Helena Armandula and P. Armor and Yoichi Aso and Stuart M. Aston and Peter Aufmuth and C. Aulbert and Stanislav Babak and Stefan W. Ballmer and Hans Bantilan and Barry C. Barish and C. Barker and Daniel H. N. Barker and B. W. Barr and Pablo Jos{\'e} Barriga and Mark Andrew Barton and Imre Bartos and M. Bastarrika and K. Bayer and J Betzwieser and P. T. Beyersdorf and I. A. Bilenko and G Billingsley and Rahul Biswas and Eric D. Black and Kent Blackburn and Lindy L. Blackburn and David G Blair and B. Bland and T. P. Bodiya and Lauren Bogue and R. G. Bork and Valerio Boschi and Suvadeep Bose and Patrick R. Brady and Vladimir B. Braginsky and James E. Brau and Martin Brinkmann and A. F. Brooks and D. A. Brown and G. Brunet and Amber L. Bullington and Alessandra Buonanno and Oliver Burmeister and Robert L. Byer and Laura Cadonati and Gianpietro Cagnoli and Jordan B. Camp and John K. Cannizzo and K. C. Cannon and J. Cao and L. Cardenas and Tamara L. Casebolt and Giuseppe Castaldi and Carlos Cepeda and E. Chalkley and P R Charlton and Shourov Chatterji and Simon Chelkowski and Y. R. Chen and Nelson Christensen and Donald E. Clark and J A Clark and Thomas Cokelaer and Roberto Conte and Deborah J. Cook and Thomas R. Corbitt and D. C. Coyne and Jolien D. E. Creighton and Andrew Cumming and L. Cunningham and Robert M. Cutler and J. Dalrymple and Karsten Danzmann and G. S. Cabourn Davies and Daniel B. DeBra and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Degallaix and Masters Degree and Vladimir Dergachev and Shantanu Desai and Riccardo DeSalvo and Sanjeev V. Dhurandhar and Mario C. D{\'i}az and Jeffrey Dickson and Alexander Dietz and Frederick J. Donovan and K L Dooley and E. E. Doomes and Ronald W. P. Drever and I. Duke and J-C. Dumas and R'ejean J. Dupuis and John G. Dwyer and C. Echols and Anamaria Effler and Phil Ehrens and E. Espinoza and Taylor M. Etzel and Timothy Evans and Stephen Fairhurst and Y. Fan and Diego Fazi and H. Fehrmann and Martin M. Fejer and Lee Samuel Finn and Kurt Flasch and Nickolas V Fotopoulos and Andreas Freise and Raymond E. Frey and T. T. Fricke and P. Fritschel and Valery Victor Frolov and Matthew Fyffe and Justin Garofoli and Iraj Gholami and J. A. Giaime and Stefanos Giampanis and Krystal Giardina and Keisuke Goda and Evan Goetz and Lisa M. Goggin and Gabriela Gonz{\'a}lez and Stefan Gossler and R. Gouaty and A. Grant and Slawomir Gras and C. Gray and Malcolm B. Gray and R. Justin S. Greenhalgh and A M Gretarsson and Francesca Maria Grimaldi and Ryan Grosso and Hartmut Grote and S. Grunewald and Mathias Guenther and Eric K. Gustafson and Richard Gustafson and Boris Hage and Jamile Machado Hallam and David Hammer and Chad Hanna and James E. Hanson and Jan Harms and Gregory M. Harry and Elizabeth Harstad and Kazuhiro Hayama and T. Hayler and J. W. Heefner and Ik Siong Heng and Michael Hennessy and Alastair Heptonstall and Martin Hewitson and Stefan Hild and Eiichi Hirose and David C. Hoak and D. J. Hosken and James Hough and S. H. Huttner and D. R. Ingram and M. Ito and Anton B. Ivanov and Ben Johnson and W. W. Johnson and D. I. Jones and G. Jones and R. Jones and Li Ju and Peter Kalmus and Vassiliki Kalogera and Sharmila Kamat and Jonah Kanner and Danuta Kasprzyk and Erotokritos Katsavounidis and Keita Kawabe and Seiji Kawamura and Fumiko Kawazoe and William P. Kells and Drew Garvin Keppel and Farid Ya. Khalili and Rubab Khan and E. A. Khazanov and C. Kim and Peter King and J S Kissel and Sergey Klimenko and Keiko Kokeyama and V. T. Kondrashov and Ravi kumar Kopparapu and Darby Kozak and Ilya E. Kozhevatov and Badri Krishnan and Patrick Kwee and Ping Koy Lam and Michael Landry and M. M. Lang and Brian Lantz and Albert Lazzarini and Ming Lei and Nick C. Leindecker and Volker Leonhardt and Isabel B. Leonor and Kenneth George Libbrecht and H. L. Lin and P. E. Lindquist and N. A. Lockerbie and Deepali Lodhia and Marc Lormand and P. Lu and M. J. Lubinski and Antonio Lucianetti and Harald L{\"u}ck and B. Machenschalk and Myron Macinnis and M. Mageswaran and K. Mailand and Vuk Mandic and Szabolcs M{\'a}rka and Zsuzsanna Marka and Ashot Markosyan and Jared John Markowitz and Edward Maros and I W Martin and R. M. Martin and J. N. Marx and K. O. Mason and F. Matichard and Luca Matone and R. A. Matzner and Nergis Mavalvala and R McCarthy and D. E. McClelland and Scott C. McGuire and Martin P. McHugh and G. McIntyre and G. McIvor and David McKechan and Kirk McKenzie and Torsten Meier and Adrian C. Melissinos and Greg Mendell and Richard A J Mercer and Sydney Meshkov and Chris Messenger and David Meyers and J. R. Miller and Janaina Minelli and Subhasish Mitra and Vp. Mitrofanov and Gena Mitselmakher and Richard K Mittleman and Osamu Miyakawa and Brian Moe and Soumya D. Mohanty and Gerardo Moreno and Kasem Mossavi and C Mowlowry and Guido Mueller and Suvodip Mukherjee and Himan Mukhopadhyay and Helge M{\"u}ller-Ebhardt and Jesper Munch and P. G. Murray and E. Myers and Joshua Myers and Thomas Nash and Janice Nelson and G. P. Newton and Atsushi J. Nishizawa and Kenji Numata and Joseph O'Dell and G. H. Ogin and Brian O'reilly and Richard O’Shaughnessy and David J. Ottaway and R. S. Ottens and Harry Overmier and B. J. Owen and Y. B. Pan and Chris Pankow and Maria Alessandra Papa and V. Parameshwaraiah and P. Patel and M. Pedraza and Stephen Penn and Antonio Perreca and T. Petrie and Innocenzo M. Pinto and Matthew Pitkin and H. J. Pletsch and Michael V Plissi and Fabio Postiglione and M. Principe and Reinhard Prix and Volker Quetschke and F. J. Raab and D. S. Rabeling and Hugh Radkins and N. Rainer and Malik Rakhmanov and M. Ramsunder and Henning Rehbein and Stuart Reid and David Reitze and R. Riesen and Keith Riles and B. Rivera and N. A. Robertson and C. A. K. Robinson and Emma L. Robinson and Shaun Roddy and A. C. Rodriguez and Aaron Rogan and Jameson Graef Rollins and Joseph D. Romano and J. H. Romie and Roger K. Route and Sheila Rowan and A. O. R{\"u}diger and Laurent Ruet and P. Russell and Kris Ryan and Shihori Sakata and Michael Samidi and L. Sancho de la Jordana and V. D. Sandberg and Virginio Sannibale and Siddhant Saraf and Pradeep Sarin and Bangalore Sathyaprakash and S. Sato and Peter Saulson and Richard L. Savage and Pavlin Savov and Sascha. W. Schediwy and Roland Schilling and Roman Schnabel and Robert M. S. Schofield and Bernard F. Schutz and P. B. Schwinberg and Susan M. Scott and Antony C. Searle and B. Sears and Frank Seifert and Danny Sellers and Anand S. Sengupta and Peter Shawhan and D. H. Shoemaker and Anna Sibley and Xavier Siemens and Daniel Sigg and Supriyo Sinha and Alicia M. Sintes and B J J Slagmolen and Jacob Slutsky and J. R. Smith and M. R. Smith and Nicolas de Mateo Smith and Kentaro Somiya and Borja Sorazu and Leo C. Stein and Alberto Stochino and Robert Stone and Kenneth Strain and D. Strom and Al. Stuver and Tiffany Summerscales and K-X Sun and Myungkee Sung and P. Sutton and H. Takahashi and David B. Tanner and R. D. Taylor and J. Thacker and Keith A. Thorne and Kip S. Thorne and Andr{\'e} Th{\"u}ring and K. Tokmakov and Cristina Torres and Calum I. Torrie and Gary Traylor and Miquel Trias and William Tyler and Dennis Wayne Ugolini and John Ulmen and Karel E. Urbanek and Henning Vahlbruch and Christian Van den Broeck and M. V. van der Sluys and Steve Vass and Ruslan Vaulin and Alberto Vecchio and John Veitch and Peter J. Veitch and Akira E. Villar and Cheryl Vorvick and S. P. Vyachanin and Samuel J. Waldman and L. Wallace and H. Ward and Robert L. Ward and Michael Weinert and Alan J. Weinstein and Rainer Weiss and S. Wen and Karl Wette and John T. Whelan and S. E. Whitcomb and Bernard F Whiting and Clive R. Wilkinson and Phil A. Willems and H. R. Williams and L. Williams and Benno Willke and Ian Wilmut and Walter Winkler and Christopher C. Wipf and A. G. Wiseman and Graham Woan and R. Wooley and John R. Worden and W W Wu and Igor Yakushin and H. Yamamoto and Z. Yan and Sanichiro Yoshida and Michele Zanolin and J. Zhang and L. Zhang and C Zhao and Natalia V. Zotov and Michael Edward Zucker and J. G. Zweizig and Scott Douglas Barthelmy and N. C. Gehrels and Kevin Hurley and Dean L. Palmer},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={101 21},
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