Search for Gravitational-Wave Bursts associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts using Data from Ligo Science Run 5 and Virgo Science Run 1

B. Abbott, H.J. Bulten, D.S. Rabeling, J.F.J. van den Brand, Th. S. Bauer, M.G. Beker

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Abstract

We present the results of a search for gravitational-wave bursts (GWBs) associated with 137 gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) that were detected by satellite-based gamma-ray experiments during the fifth LIGO science run and first Virgo science run. The data used in this analysis were collected from 2005 November 4 to 2007 October 1, and most of the GRB triggers were from the Swift satellite. The search uses a coherent network analysis method that takes into account the different locations and orientations of the interferometers at the three LIGO-Virgo sites. We find no evidence for GWB signals associated with this sample of GRBs. Using simulated short-duration (<1 s) waveforms, we set upper limits on the amplitude of gravitational waves associated with each GRB. We also place lower bounds on the distance to each GRB under the assumption of a fixed energy emission in gravitational waves, with a median limit of D ∼ 12 Mpc(E
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1438-1452
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume715
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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