## Abstract

Interferometric gravitational wave detectors could measure the frequency sweep of a binary inspiral (characterized by its chirp mass) to high accuracy. The observed chirp mass is the intrinsic chirp mass of the binary source multiplied by [Formula presented], where [Formula presented] is the redshift of the source. Assuming a nonzero cosmological constant, we compute the expected redshift distribution of observed events for an advanced LIGO detector. We find that the redshift distribution has a robust and sizable dependence on the cosmological constant; the data from advanced LIGO detectors could provide an independent measurement of the cosmological constant.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 724-729 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology |

Volume | 56 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1997 |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)