[1208.4596] Model-independent test of gravity with a network of ground-based gravitational-wave detectors

Authors: Kazuhiro Hayama, Atsushi Nishizawa

Date: 22 Aug 2012

Abstract: The observation of gravitational waves with a global network of interferometric detectors such as advanced LIGO, advanced Virgo, and KAGRA will make it possible to probe into the nature of space-time structure. Besides Einstein's general theory of relativity, there are several theories of gravitation that passed experimental tests so far. The gravitational-wave observation provides a new experimental test of alternative theories of gravity because a gravitational wave may have at most six independent modes of polarization, of which properties and number of modes are dependent on theories of gravity. This paper proposes a method to reconstruct the independent modes of polarization in time-series data of an advanced detector network. Since the method does not rely on any specific model, it gives model-independent test of alternative theories of gravity.

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Sep 19, 2012

1208.4596 (/preprints)
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