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Search for gravitational wave ringdowns from perturbed black holes in LIGO S4 data

McClelland, David; Gray, Malcolm; Lam, Ping Koy; McKenzie, Kirk; Mow-Lowry, C; Mullavey, Adam; Rabeling, David; Satterthwaite, Matthew; Scott, Susan M; Slagmolen, Bram; Wette, Karl; LIGO , Scientific Collaboration (700 Scientists); Abbott, B; Aso, Y; Aufmuth, P; Aulbert, C; Babak, S; Benacquista, M; Bose, S; Chelkowski, Simon; Mukhopadhyay, H; Zucker, M; Heefner, J; Hosken, Dave; Hough, J; Ivanov, A

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According to general relativity a perturbed black hole will settle to a stationary configuration by the emission of gravitational radiation. Such a perturbation will occur, for example, in the coalescence of a black hole binary, following their inspiral and subsequent merger. At late times the waveform is a superposition of quasinormal modes, which we refer to as the ringdown. The dominant mode is expected to be the fundamental mode, l=m=2. Since this is a well-known waveform, matched filtering...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38827
Source: Physical Review D-Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.80.062001

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