Wave-optical Effects in the Microlensing of Continuous Gravitational Waves by Star Clusters

  title={Wave-optical Effects in the Microlensing of Continuous Gravitational Waves by Star Clusters},
  author={Arthur George Suvorov},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  • A. Suvorov
  • Published 3 December 2021
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Rapidly rotating neutron stars are promising sources for existing and upcoming gravitational-wave interferometers. While relatively dim, these systems are expected to emit continuously, allowing for signal to be accumulated through persistent monitoring over year-long timescales. If, at some point during the observational window, the source comes to lie behind a dense collection of stars, transient gravitational lensing may occur. Such events, though rare, would modulate the waveform, induce… 
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