LIGO Document P1600159-v9

First search for gravitational waves from known pulsars with Advanced LIGO

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LIGO-P1600159-v9
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We present the result of searches for gravitational waves from 200 pulsars using data from the first observing run of the Advanced LIGO detectors. We find no significant evidence for a gravitational-wave signal from any of these pulsars, but we are able to set the most constraining upper limits yet on their gravitational-wave amplitudes and ellipticities. For eight of these, pulsars our upper limits give bounds that are improvements over the indirect spin-down limit values. For another 32, we are within a factor of 10 of the spin-down limit, and it is likely that some of these will be reachable in future runs of the advanced detector. Taken as a whole, these new results improve on previous limits by more than a factor of two.
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I have added an erratum to the paper to correct Equation 4.
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Published in ApJ vol. 839 pg. 12.

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