LIGO Document P1000041-v3

A Rule of Thumb for the Detectability of Gravitational-Wave Bursts

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LIGO-P1000041-v3
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P - Publications
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LIGO-P1000041-v1
02 Apr 2010, 11:56
Abstract:
We derive a simple relationship between the energy emitted in gravitational waves for a narrowband source and the distance to which that emission can be detected by a single detector. We consider linearly polarized, elliptically polarized, and unpolarized gravitational waves, and emission patterns appropriate for each of these cases. We ignore cosmological effects.
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bursts

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