Title

Search for Transient Gravitational Waves in Coincidence with Short-duration Radio Transients During 2007-2013

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-20-2016

Abstract

We present an archival search for transient gravitational-wave bursts in coincidence with 27 single-pulse triggers from Green Bank Telescope pulsar surveys, using the LIGO, Virgo, and GEO interferometer network. We also discuss a check for gravitational-wave signals in coincidence with Parkes fast radio bursts using similar methods. Data analyzed in these searches were collected between 2007 and 2013. Possible sources of emission of both short-duration radio signals and transient gravitational-wave emission include starquakes on neutron stars, binary coalescence of neutron stars, and cosmic string cusps. While no evidence for gravitational-wave emission in coincidence with these radio transients was found, the current analysis serves as a prototype for similar future searches using more sensitive second-generation interferometers.

Journal Title

Physical Review D

Journal Title

Physical Review D

Volume

93

First Page

122008

Last Page

122008

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.93.122008

First Department

Physics