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  Searching for a stochastic background of gravitational waves with the laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Agresti, J., Ajith, P., et al. (2007). Searching for a stochastic background of gravitational waves with the laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory. Astrophysical Journal, 659(2), 918-930. doi:10.1086/511329.

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The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Author              
Abbott, B., Author
Abbott, R., Author
Adhikari, R., Author
Agresti, J., Author
Ajith, P.1, Author
Allen, B.2, Author           
Amin, R., Author
Anderson, S. B., Author
Anderson, W. G., Author
Araya, M., Author
Armandula, H., Author
Ashley, M., Author
Aston, S, Author
Aulbert, C.2, Author           
Babak, Stanislav3, Author           
Ballmer, S., Author
Barish, B. C., Author
Barker, C., Author
Barker, D., Author
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1AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, Hannover, DE, ou_24009              
2Observational Relativity and Cosmology, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_24011              
3Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_24013              
4University of Maryland, College Park, MD , ou_persistent22              
5Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_1933290              
6Laser Interferometry & Gravitational Wave Astronomy, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_24010              
7AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, Golm, DE, ou_24008              


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 Abstract: The Laser Interferometer Gravitational‐Wave Observatory (LIGO) has performed the fourth science run, S4, with significantly improved interferometer sensitivities with respect to previous runs. Using data acquired during this science run, we place a limit on the amplitude of a stochastic background of gravitational waves. For a frequency independent spectrum, the new Bayesian 90% upper limit is . This is currently the most sensitive result in the frequency range 51–150 Hz, with a factor of 13 improvement over the previous LIGO result. We discuss the complementarity of the new result with other constraints on a stochastic background of gravitational waves, and we investigate implications of the new result for different models of this background.


 Dates: 20072007
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1086/511329
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 659 (2) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 918 - 930 Identifier: ISSN: 1538-4357