# Setting upper limits on the strength of periodic gravitational waves from PSR J1939+2134 using the first science data from the GEO 600 and LIGO detectors

@article{Abbott2003SettingUL, title={Setting upper limits on the strength of periodic gravitational waves from PSR J1939+2134 using the first science data from the GEO 600 and LIGO detectors}, author={B. Abbott and R. Abbott and R. Adhikari and A. Ageev and B. Allen and R. Amin and S. Anderson and W. Anderson and M. Araya and H. Armandula and F. Asiri and P. Aufmuth and C. Aulbert and S. Babak and R. Balasubramanian and S. Ballmer and B. Barish and D. Barker and C. Barker-Patton and M. Barnes and B. Barr and M. Barton and K. Bayer and R. Beausoleil and K. Belczynski and R. Bennett and S. Berukoff and J. Betzwieser and B. Bhawal and I. Bilenko and G. Billingsley and E. Black and K. Blackburn and B. Bland-Weaver and B. Bochner and L. Bogue and R. Bork and S. Bose and P. Brady and V. Braginsky and J. Brau and D. Brown and S. Brożek and A. Bullington and A. Buonanno and R. Burgess and D. Busby and W. Butler and R. Byer and L. Cadonati and G. Cagnoli and J. Camp and C. Cantley and L. 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Data collected by the GEO 600 and LIGO interferometric gravitational wave detectors during their first observational science run were searched for continuous gravitational waves from the pulsar J1939+2134 at twice its rotation frequency. Two independent analysis methods were used and are demonstrated in this paper: a frequency domain method and a time domain method. Both achieve consistent null results, placing new upper limits on the strength of the pulsar’s gravitational wave emission. A… Expand

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