Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger

Abstract: On September 14, 2015 at 09:50:45 UTC the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory simultaneously observed a transient gravitational-wave signal. The signal sweeps upwards in frequency from…

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Improved constraint on the primordial gravitational-wave density using recent cosmological data and its impact on cosmic string models

Abstract: (IOP) The production of a primordial stochastic gravitational-wave (GW) background by processes occuring in the early Universe is expected in a broad range of models. Observing this background would…

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Performance of a thermally deformable mirror for correction of low-order aberrations in laser beams

Abstract The thermally deformable mirror is a device aiming at correcting beam-wavefront distortions for applications where classical mechanical methods are precluded by noise considerations, as in advanced gravitational wave interferometric…

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On the background estimation by time slides in a network of gravitational wave detectors.

Abstract: (arXiv) Time shifting the outputs of Gravitational Wave detectors operating in coincidence is a convenient way to estimate the background in a search for short duration signals. This procedure…

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EGC: A time-frequency augmented template-based method for gravitational wave burst search in ground-based interferometers.

Abstract: (IOP) The detection of burst-type events in the output of ground gravitational wave detectors is particularly challenging. The potential variety of astrophysical waveforms, as proposed by simulations and analytic…

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