We present results from a search for gravitational-wave bursts coincident with two core-collapse supernovae observed optically in 2007 and 2011. We employ data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), the Virgo gravitational-wave observatory, and the GEO 600 gravitational-wave observatory. The targeted core-collapse supernovae were selected on the basis of (1) proximity (within approximately 15 Mpc), (2) tightness of observational constraints on the time of core collapse that defines the gravitational-wave search window, and (3) coincident operation of at least two interferometers at the time of core collapse. We find no plausible gravitational-wave candidates. We present the probability of detecting signals from both astrophysically well-motivated and more speculative gravitational-wave emission mechanisms as a function of distance from Earth, and discuss the implications for the detection of gravitational waves from core-collapse supernovae by the upgraded Advanced LIGO and Virgo detectors.
|Journal||Physical Review D|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Nov 2016|
Bibliographical noteFirst targeted search for gravitational-wave bursts from core-collapse supernovae in data of first-generation laser interferometer detectors, B. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration). Phys. Rev. D 94, 102001 – Published 15 November 2016
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