Inference of protoneutron star properties from gravitationalwave data in corecollapse supernovae
Abstract
The eventual detection of gravitational waves from corecollapse supernovae (CCSNe) will help improve our current understanding of the explosion mechanism of massive stars. The stochastic nature of the late postbounce gravitational wave signal due to the nonlinear dynamics of the matter involved and the large number of degrees of freedom of the phenomenon make the source parameter inference problem very challenging. In this paper we take a step towards that goal and present a parameter estimation approach which is based on the gravitational waves associated with oscillations of protoneutron stars (PNS). Numerical simulations of CCSN have shown that buoyancydriven g modes are responsible for a significant fraction of the gravitational wave signal and their timefrequency evolution is linked to the physical properties of the compact remnant through universal relations. We use a set of 1D CCSN simulations to build a model that relates the evolution of the PNS properties with the frequency of the dominant g mode, which is extracted from the gravitationalwave data using a new algorithm we have developed for our study. The model is used to infer the time evolution of a combination of the mass and the radius of the PNS. The performance of the method is estimated employing simulations of 2D CCSN waveforms covering a progenitor mass range between 11 and 40 solar masses and different equations of state. Considering signals embedded in Gaussian gravitational wave detector noise, we show that it is possible to infer PNS properties for a galactic source using Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo data at design sensitivities. Third generation detectors such as Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer will allow us to test distances of O (100 kpc ) .
 Publication:

Physical Review D
 Pub Date:
 March 2021
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevD.103.063006
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2012.00846
 Bibcode:
 2021PhRvD.103f3006B
 Keywords:

 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
 Astrophysics  Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
 EPrint:
 Phys. Rev. D 103, 063006 (2021)