We investigate the behavior of classical closed strings in a gravitational wave burst and discover an intriguing resonant behavior where the energy absorbed by the strings is crucially dependent on the amplitude and frequency of the gravitational wave. This behavior can be traced to the well-known behavior of the solutions to the Mathieu equation.
Physical Review D
- Pub Date:
- August 2022
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
- Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena;
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- 11 pages, 5 figures. v2: added ref to Virgo collaboration