First upper limit analysis and results from LIGO science data: stochastic background

John T Whelan (for the LIGO Scienti Collaboration)
2004 Classical and quantum gravity  
I describe analysis of correlations in the outputs of the three LIGO interferometers from LIGO's first science run, held over 17 days in August and September of 2002, and the resulting upper limit set on a stochastic background of gravitational waves. By searching for cross-correlations between the LIGO detectors in Livingston, LA and Hanford, WA, we are able to set a 90 confidence level upper limit of h_100^2 Omega_0 < 23 +/- 4.6.
doi:10.1088/0264-9381/21/5/044 fatcat:tf4xzxejjjgxjo7m5eyn6rb36y