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Search for Gravitational-wave Signals Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts during the Second Observing Run of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo

Abbott, B. P.; Abbott, R.; Abbott, T. D.; Abraham, S; Acernese, Fausto; Ackley, K; Adams, C; Adhikari, Rana X; Adya, Vaishali; Affeldt, C; Agathos, M.; Altin, Paul; Eichholz, Johannes; Forsyth, Perry; Grace, Benjamin; Holland, Nathan; Kijbunchoo, Nutsinee; McClelland, David; McManus, David; McRae, Terry; Scott, Susan M.; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Ward, Robert; Wette, Karl; Yap, Min Jet

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We present the results of targeted searches for gravitational-wave transients associated with gamma-ray bursts during the second observing run of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo, which took place from 2016 November to 2017 August. We have analyzed 98 gamma-ray bursts using an unmodeled search method that searches for generic transient gravitational waves and 42 with a modeled search method that targets compact-binary mergers as progenitors of short gamma-ray bursts. Both methods clearly detect...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAbbott, B. P.
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, R.
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, T. D.
dc.contributor.authorAbraham, S
dc.contributor.authorAcernese, Fausto
dc.contributor.authorAckley, K
dc.contributor.authorAdams, C
dc.contributor.authorAdhikari, Rana X
dc.contributor.authorAdya, Vaishali
dc.contributor.authorAffeldt, C
dc.contributor.authorAgathos, M.
dc.contributor.authorAltin, Paul
dc.contributor.authorEichholz, Johannes
dc.contributor.authorForsyth, Perry
dc.contributor.authorGrace, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorHolland, Nathan
dc.contributor.authorKijbunchoo, Nutsinee
dc.contributor.authorMcClelland, David
dc.contributor.authorMcManus, David
dc.contributor.authorMcRae, Terry
dc.contributor.authorScott, Susan M.
dc.contributor.authorShaddock, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorSlagmolen, Bram
dc.contributor.authorWard, Robert
dc.contributor.authorWette, Karl
dc.contributor.authorYap, Min Jet
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-21T23:21:34Z
dc.date.available2021-04-21T23:21:34Z
dc.identifier.issn0004-637X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/230747
dc.description.abstractWe present the results of targeted searches for gravitational-wave transients associated with gamma-ray bursts during the second observing run of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo, which took place from 2016 November to 2017 August. We have analyzed 98 gamma-ray bursts using an unmodeled search method that searches for generic transient gravitational waves and 42 with a modeled search method that targets compact-binary mergers as progenitors of short gamma-ray bursts. Both methods clearly detect the previously reported binary merger signal GW170817, with p-values of <9.38 10-6 (modeled) and 3.1 10-4 (unmodeled). We do not find any significant evidence for gravitational-wave signals associated with the other gamma-ray bursts analyzed, and therefore we report lower bounds on the distance to each of these, assuming various source types and signal morphologies. Using our final modeled search results, short gamma-ray burst observations, and assuming binary neutron star progenitors, we place bounds on the rate of short gamma-ray bursts as a function of redshift for z ≤ 1. We estimate 0.07-1.80 joint detections with Fermi-GBM per year for the 2019-20 LIGO-Virgo observing run and 0.15-3.90 per year when current gravitational-wave detectors are operating at their design sensitivities.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican Astronomical Society
dc.rights© 2019 American Astronomical Society
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.sourceThe Astrophysical Journal
dc.titleSearch for Gravitational-wave Signals Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts during the Second Observing Run of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume886
dc.date.issued2019
local.identifier.absfor020105 - General Relativity and Gravitational Waves
local.identifier.absfor020604 - Quantum Optics
local.identifier.absfor020102 - Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
local.identifier.ariespublicationu6269649xPUB918
local.publisher.urlhttp://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, B. P., California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, R., California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, T. D., Louisiana State University
local.contributor.affiliationAbraham, S, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
local.contributor.affiliationAcernese, Fausto, Universita di Salerno
local.contributor.affiliationAckley, K, Monash University
local.contributor.affiliationAdams, C, LIGO-Livingston Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationAdhikari, Rana X, California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAdya, Vaishali, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationAffeldt, C, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
local.contributor.affiliationAgathos, M., University of Cambridge
local.contributor.affiliationAltin, Paul, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationEichholz, Johannes, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationForsyth, Perry, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGrace, Benjamin, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHolland, Nathan, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationKijbunchoo, Nutsinee, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcClelland, David, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcManus, David, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcRae, Terry, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationScott, Susan M, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationShaddock, Daniel, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSlagmolen, Bram, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWard, Robert, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWette, Karl, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationYap, Min Jet, College of Science, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue75
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage15
local.identifier.doi10.3847/1538-4357/ab4b48
local.identifier.absseo970102 - Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:54:15Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85077459912
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