Optically targeted search for gravitational waves emitted by core-collapse supernovae during the first and second observing runs of advanced LIGO and advanced Virgo

, LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration (2020) Optically targeted search for gravitational waves emitted by core-collapse supernovae during the first and second observing runs of advanced LIGO and advanced Virgo. Physical Review D, 101 (8). 084002. ISSN 1550-7998

[img]
Text (paper)
paper.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial.

Download (683kB)

Abstract

We present the results from a search for gravitational-wave transients associated with core-collapse supernovae observed within a source distance of approximately 20 Mpc during the first and second observing runs of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo. No significant gravitational-wave candidate was detected. We report the detection efficiencies as a function of the distance for waveforms derived from multidimensional numerical simulations and phenomenological extreme emission models. The sources with neutrino-driven explosions are detectable at the distances approaching 5 kpc, and for magnetorotationally driven explosions the distances are up to 54 kpc. However, waveforms for extreme emission models are detectable up to 28 Mpc. For the first time, the gravitational-wave data enabled us to exclude part of the parameter spaces of two extreme emission models with confidence up to 83%, limited by coincident data coverage. Besides, using ad hoc harmonic signals windowed with Gaussian envelopes, we constrained the gravitational-wave energy emitted during core collapse at the levels of 4.27 × 10 − 4     M ⊙ c 2 and 1.28 × 10 − 1     M ⊙ c 2 for emissions at 235 and 1304 Hz, respectively. These constraints are 2 orders of magnitude more stringent than previously derived in the corresponding analysis using initial LIGO, initial Virgo, and GEO 600 data.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Physical Review D
Additional Information:
© 2021 American Physical Society
Subjects:
ID Code:
153067
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
23 Mar 2021 11:20
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
23 Jun 2021 04:24