Faculty Publications


Searches for gravitational waves associated with pulsar glitches using a coherent network algorithm

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Publication Date

January 2008


Pulsar glitches are a potential source of gravitational waves for current and future interferometric gravitational wave detectors. Some pulsar glitch events were observed by radio and X-ray telescopes during the fifth LIGO science run. It is expected that glitches from these same pulsars should also be seen in the future. We carried out Monte Carlo simulations to estimate the sensitivity of possible gravitational wave signals associated with a pulsar glitch using a coherent network analysis method. We show the detection efficiency and evaluate the reconstruction accuracy of gravitational waveforms using a matched filter analysis on the estimated gravitational waveforms from the coherent analysis algorithm.

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Class. Quantum. Grav