LIGO Document P070128-x0

Searching for stochastic gravitational-wave background with the co-located LIGO interferometers

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LIGO-P070128-x0
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P - Publications
Abstract:
This paper presents techniques developed by the LIGO Scientic Collaboration to search for the stochastic gravitational-wave background using the co-located pair of LIGO interferometers at Hanford, WA. We use correlations between interferometers and environment monitoring instruments, as well as time-shifts between two interferometers (described here for the first time) to identify correlated noise from non-gravitational sources. We veto particularly noisy frequency bands and assess the level of residual non-gravitational coupling that exists in the surviving data.
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Rev P070128-00-Z:
- Full document number: LIGO-P070128-00-Z
- Author(s): Nick Fotopoulos; Vuk Mandic
- Document date: 2007-10-19
- Document received date: 2007-10-19
- Document entry date: 2007-10-19

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