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First cross-correlation analysis of interferometric and resonant-bar gravitational-wave data for stochastic backgrounds

Chow, Jong; Dickson, James; Gossler, Stefan; Gray, Malcolm; Lam, Ping Koy; McClelland, David; Mow-Lowry, C; Moylan, Andrew; Scott, Susan M; Searle, Antony; Slagmolen, Bram; Wette, Karl; Abbott, B; Adhikari, Rana; Ajith, P; Huttner, S.H.; Lockerbie, N.A.; Saulson, P; Savage, R; Schwinberg, P; Sidles, J.A.; Torres, C; Whiting, B F; Zhang, L; Heefner, J; Hosken, Dave; Hough, J; Howell, E; Ivanov, A


Data from the LIGO Livingston interferometer and the ALLEGRO resonant-bar detector, taken during LIGO's fourth science run, were examined for cross correlations indicative of a stochastic gravitational-wave background in the frequency range 850-950 Hz, with most of the sensitivity arising between 905 and 925 Hz. ALLEGRO was operated in three different orientations during the experiment to modulate the relative sign of gravitational-wave and environmental correlations. No statistically...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review D-Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.76.022001


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