Search for high frequency gravitational-wave bursts in the first calendar year of LIGO's fifth science run
We present an all-sky search for gravitational waves in the frequency range 1 to 6 kHz during the first calendar year of LIGO’s fifth science run. This is the first untriggered LIGO burst analysis to be conducted above 3 kHz. We discuss the unique properties of interferometric data in this regime. 161.3 days of triple-coincident data were analyzed. No gravitational events above threshold were observed and a frequentist upper limit of 5.4year-1 on the rate of strong gravitational-wave bursts was placed at a 90% confidence level. Implications for specific theoretical models of gravitational-wave emission are also discussed.
Physical Review D
- Pub Date:
- November 2009
- Experimental tests of gravitational theories;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- 13 pages, accepted for publication in Physical Review D