TY - JOUR

T1 - Gravitational lensing of gravitational waves from merging neutron star binaries

AU - Wang, Yun

AU - Stebbins, Albert

AU - Turner, Edwin L.

PY - 1996

Y1 - 1996

N2 - We discuss the gravitational lensing of gravitational waves from merging neutron star binaries, in the context of advanced LIGO type gravitational wave detectors. We consider properties of the expected observational data with cut on the signal-to-noise ratio ρ, i.e., ρ > ρ0. An advanced LIGO should see unlensed inspiral events with a redshift distribution with cut-off at a redshift zmax < 1 for h ≤ 0.8. Any inspiral events detected at z > zmax should be lensed. We compute the expected total number of events which are present due to gravitational lensing and their redshift distribution for an advanced LIGO in a flat Universe. If the matter fraction in compact lenses is close to 10\%, an advanced LIGO should see a few strongly lensed events per year with ρ > 5.

AB - We discuss the gravitational lensing of gravitational waves from merging neutron star binaries, in the context of advanced LIGO type gravitational wave detectors. We consider properties of the expected observational data with cut on the signal-to-noise ratio ρ, i.e., ρ > ρ0. An advanced LIGO should see unlensed inspiral events with a redshift distribution with cut-off at a redshift zmax < 1 for h ≤ 0.8. Any inspiral events detected at z > zmax should be lensed. We compute the expected total number of events which are present due to gravitational lensing and their redshift distribution for an advanced LIGO in a flat Universe. If the matter fraction in compact lenses is close to 10\%, an advanced LIGO should see a few strongly lensed events per year with ρ > 5.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.2875

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.2875

M3 - Article

C2 - 10062074

AN - SCOPUS:0010638737

VL - 77

SP - 2875

EP - 2878

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 14

ER -