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Constraints on Cosmic Strings from the LIGO-Virgo Gravitational-Wave Detectors

Aasi, J; Abadie, J; Abbott, Robert; Abbott, Richard; Abbott, T; Abernathy, M; Accadia, T; Acernese, F; Adams, C; Adams, T; Allen, B; Bartos, I; Beker, M G; Bertolini, A; Beyersdorf, P T; Bilenko, I A; Blair, David Gerald; Blom, M; Braginsky, V; Brau, J E; Byer, Robert L; Charlton, Philip; Bulten, H.J.; Basti, A; Chow, Jong; Chua, Sheon; Christensen, N; Inta, Ra; McClelland, David; Miller, John; Nguyen, Thanh; Scott, Susan M; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Stochino, Alberto; Wade, Andrew; Ward, Robert; Coward, D; Dhurandhar, S; Dumas, J-C; Factourovich, M; Fairhurst, S; Finn, Lee; Gehrels, N; Giaime, J; Greenhalgh, R. J. S.; Gustafson, R; Hammer, D; Howell, E; Iyer, B R; Kawamura, S; Meadors, G.D.; Mitrofanov, V P; Owen, Benjamin; Penn, S; Rajalakshmi, G; Reitze, D; Riles, K; Sammut, L; Sathyaprakash, B; Saulson, P; Schofield, R; Sintes, A; Souradeep, T; Strigin, S; Summerscales, T.Z.; Susmithan, S; Unnikrishnan, C S; Veitch, Peter John; Vyachanin, S; Whiting, B F; Genin, E; Vinet, J-Y; Van Den Brand, J.; Vocca, H

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Cosmic strings can give rise to a large variety of interesting astrophysical phenomena. Among them, powerful bursts of gravitational waves (GWs) produced by cusps are a promising observational signature. In this Letter we present a search for GWs from cosmic string cusps in data collected by the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors between 2005 and 2010, with over 625 days of live time. We find no evidence of GW signals from cosmic strings. From this result, we derive new constraints on...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAasi, J
dc.contributor.authorAbadie, J
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Robert
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Richard
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, T
dc.contributor.authorAbernathy, M
dc.contributor.authorAccadia, T
dc.contributor.authorAcernese, F
dc.contributor.authorAdams, C
dc.contributor.authorAdams, T
dc.contributor.authorAllen, B
dc.contributor.authorBartos, I
dc.contributor.authorBeker, M G
dc.contributor.authorBertolini, A
dc.contributor.authorBeyersdorf, P T
dc.contributor.authorBilenko, I A
dc.contributor.authorBlair, David Gerald
dc.contributor.authorBlom, M
dc.contributor.authorBraginsky, V
dc.contributor.authorBrau, J E
dc.contributor.authorByer, Robert L
dc.contributor.authorCharlton, Philip
dc.contributor.authorBulten, H.J.
dc.contributor.authorBasti, A
dc.contributor.authorChow, Jong
dc.contributor.authorChua, Sheon
dc.contributor.authorChristensen, N
dc.contributor.authorInta, Ra
dc.contributor.authorMcClelland, David
dc.contributor.authorMiller, John
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Thanh
dc.contributor.authorScott, Susan M
dc.contributor.authorShaddock, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorSlagmolen, Bram
dc.contributor.authorStochino, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorWade, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorWard, Robert
dc.contributor.authorCoward, D
dc.contributor.authorDhurandhar, S
dc.contributor.authorDumas, J-C
dc.contributor.authorFactourovich, M
dc.contributor.authorFairhurst, S
dc.contributor.authorFinn, Lee
dc.contributor.authorGehrels, N
dc.contributor.authorGiaime, J
dc.contributor.authorGreenhalgh, R. J. S.
dc.contributor.authorGustafson, R
dc.contributor.authorHammer, D
dc.contributor.authorHowell, E
dc.contributor.authorIyer, B R
dc.contributor.authorKawamura, S
dc.contributor.authorMeadors, G.D.
dc.contributor.authorMitrofanov, V P
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorPenn, S
dc.contributor.authorRajalakshmi, G
dc.contributor.authorReitze, D
dc.contributor.authorRiles, K
dc.contributor.authorSammut, L
dc.contributor.authorSathyaprakash, B
dc.contributor.authorSaulson, P
dc.contributor.authorSchofield, R
dc.contributor.authorSintes, A
dc.contributor.authorSouradeep, T
dc.contributor.authorStrigin, S
dc.contributor.authorSummerscales, T.Z.
dc.contributor.authorSusmithan, S
dc.contributor.authorUnnikrishnan, C S
dc.contributor.authorVeitch, Peter John
dc.contributor.authorVyachanin, S
dc.contributor.authorWhiting, B F
dc.contributor.authorGenin, E
dc.contributor.authorVinet, J-Y
dc.contributor.authorVan Den Brand, J.
dc.contributor.authorVocca, H
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:36:06Z
dc.date.available2015-12-10T23:36:06Z
dc.identifier.issn0031-9007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/70002
dc.description.abstractCosmic strings can give rise to a large variety of interesting astrophysical phenomena. Among them, powerful bursts of gravitational waves (GWs) produced by cusps are a promising observational signature. In this Letter we present a search for GWs from cosmic string cusps in data collected by the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors between 2005 and 2010, with over 625 days of live time. We find no evidence of GW signals from cosmic strings. From this result, we derive new constraints on cosmic string parameters, which complement and improve existing limits from previous searches for a stochastic background of GWs from cosmic microwave background measurements and pulsar timing data. In particular, if the size of loops is given by the gravitational backreaction scale, we place upper limits on the string tension Gμ below 10-8 in some regions of the cosmic string parameter space.
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society
dc.sourcePhysical Review Letters
dc.titleConstraints on Cosmic Strings from the LIGO-Virgo Gravitational-Wave Detectors
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume112
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor029902 - Complex Physical Systems
local.identifier.absfor029904 - Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques
local.identifier.absfor010504 - Mathematical Aspects of General Relativity
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB2189
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAasi, J, LIGO California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAbadie, J, LIGO-California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, Robert, LIGO - California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, Richard, California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, T, Louisiana State University
local.contributor.affiliationAbernathy, M R, LIGO California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAccadia, T, Universite de Savoie
local.contributor.affiliationAcernese, F, INFN
local.contributor.affiliationAdams, C, LIGO-Livingston Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationAdams, T, Cardiff University
local.contributor.affiliationAllen, B, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
local.contributor.affiliationBartos, I, Columbia University
local.contributor.affiliationBeker, M G, Nikhef
local.contributor.affiliationBertolini, A, Nikhef
local.contributor.affiliationBeyersdorf, P T, San Jose State University
local.contributor.affiliationBilenko, I A, Moscow State University
local.contributor.affiliationBlair, David Gerald, University of Western Australia
local.contributor.affiliationBlom, M, Nikhef
local.contributor.affiliationBraginsky, V, Moscow State University
local.contributor.affiliationBrau, J E, University of Oregon
local.contributor.affiliationByer, Robert L, Stanford University
local.contributor.affiliationCharlton, Philip, Charles Sturt University
local.contributor.affiliationBulten, H.J., Nikhef Amsterdam
local.contributor.affiliationBasti, A, Università di Pisa
local.contributor.affiliationChow, Jong , College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationChua, Sheon, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationChristensen, N, Carleton College
local.contributor.affiliationInta, Ra, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcClelland, David, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMiller, John, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationNguyen, Thanh, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationScott, Susan M, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationShaddock, Daniel, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSlagmolen, Bram, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationStochino, Alberto, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWade, Andrew, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWard, Robert, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationCoward, D, University of Western Australia
local.contributor.affiliationDhurandhar, S, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
local.contributor.affiliationDumas, J-C, University of Western Australia
local.contributor.affiliationFactourovich, M, Columbia University
local.contributor.affiliationFairhurst, S, Cardiff University
local.contributor.affiliationFinn, Lee, Pennsylvania State University
local.contributor.affiliationGehrels, N, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
local.contributor.affiliationGiaime, J, Louisiana State University
local.contributor.affiliationGreenhalgh, R. J. S., Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
local.contributor.affiliationGustafson, R, University of Michigan
local.contributor.affiliationHammer, D, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
local.contributor.affiliationHowell, E, University of Western Australia
local.contributor.affiliationIyer, B R, Raman Research Institute
local.contributor.affiliationKawamura, S, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
local.contributor.affiliationMeadors, G.D., University of Michigan
local.contributor.affiliationMitrofanov, V P, Moscow State University
local.contributor.affiliationOwen, Benjamin , Pennsylvania State University
local.contributor.affiliationPenn, S, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
local.contributor.affiliationRajalakshmi, G, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
local.contributor.affiliationReitze, D, University of Florida
local.contributor.affiliationRiles, K, University of Michigan
local.contributor.affiliationSammut, L, University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationSathyaprakash, B, Cardiff University
local.contributor.affiliationSaulson, P, Syracuse University
local.contributor.affiliationSchofield, R, University of Oregon
local.contributor.affiliationSintes, A, Universitat de les Illes Balears
local.contributor.affiliationSouradeep, T, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
local.contributor.affiliationStrigin, S, Moscow State University
local.contributor.affiliationSummerscales, T.Z., Andrews University
local.contributor.affiliationSusmithan, S, University of Western Australia
local.contributor.affiliationUnnikrishnan, C S, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
local.contributor.affiliationVeitch, Peter John, University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationVyachanin, S, Moscow State University
local.contributor.affiliationWhiting, B F, University of Florida
local.contributor.affiliationGenin, E, European Gravitational Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationVinet, J-Y, Universite Nice-Sophia-Antipolis
local.contributor.affiliationVan Den Brand, J., VU University Amsterdam
local.contributor.affiliationVocca, H, INFN
local.bibliographicCitation.issue13
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage10
local.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.131101
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T11:50:56Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84898461391
local.identifier.thomsonID000334339800002
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