Search for transient gravitational waves in coincidence with short-duration radio transients during 2007-2013

Abbott, B. P. and Jawahar, S. and Lockerbie, N.A. and Tokmakov, K.V., LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration (2016) Search for transient gravitational waves in coincidence with short-duration radio transients during 2007-2013. Physical Review D, 93 (12). ISSN 1550-2368

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    Abstract

    We present an archival search for transient gravitational-wave bursts in coincidence with 27 single-pulse triggers from Green Bank Telescope pulsar surveys, using the LIGO, Virgo, and GEO interferometer network. We also discuss a check for gravitational-wave signals in coincidence with Parkes fast radio bursts using similar methods. Data analyzed in these searches were collected between 2007 and 2013. Possible sources of emission of both short-duration radio signals and transient gravitational-wave emission include starquakes on neutron stars, binary coalescence of neutron stars, and cosmic string cusps. While no evidence for gravitational-wave emission in coincidence with these radio transients was found, the current analysis serves as a prototype for similar future searches using more sensitive second-generation interferometers. © 2016 American Physical Society.