@article{2e7615f9a75044f68f7f660a156abe3b,

title = "Upper limits on a stochastic gravitational-wave background using LIGO and Virgo interferometers at 600-1000 Hz",

abstract = "A stochastic background of gravitational waves is expected to arise from a superposition of many incoherent sources of gravitational waves, of either cosmological or astrophysical origin. This background is a target for the current generation of ground-based detectors. In this article we present the first joint search for a stochastic background using data from the LIGO and Virgo interferometers. In a frequency band of 600-1000 Hz, we obtained a 95% upper limit on the amplitude of Omega(GW)(f) = Omega(3)(f/900 Hz)(3), of Omega(3) < 0.32, assuming a value of the Hubble parameter of h(100) = 0.71. These new limits are a factor of seven better than the previous best in this frequency band.",

keywords = "RADIATION, BBN",

author = "J. Abadie and B.P. Abbott and R. Abbott and T.D. Abbott and M. Abernathy and T. Accadia and F. Acernese and C. Adams and R. Adhikari and C. Affeldt and M. Agathos and K. Agatsuma and P. Ajith and B. Allen and E.A. Ceron and D. Amariutei and S.B. Anderson and W.G. Anderson and K. Arai and M.A. Arain and M.C. Araya and S.M. Aston and P. Astone and D. Atkinson and P. Aufmuth and C. Aulbert and B.E. Aylott and S. Babak and P. Baker and G. Ballardin and S. Ballmer and J.C.B. Barayoga and D. Barker and F. Barone and B. Barr and L. Barsotti and M. Barsuglia and M.A. Barton and I. Bartos and R. Bassiri and M. Bastarrika and A. Basti and J. Batch and J. Bauchrowitz and T.S. Bauer and S.L. Danilishin and S. Hild and J. Steinlechner and S. Steinlechner and {van den Brand}, J.F.J. and {LIGO Scientific Collaboration} and {Virgo Collaboration}",

year = "2012",

month = jun,

day = "4",

doi = "10.1103/PhysRevD.85.122001",

language = "English",

volume = "85",

journal = "Physical Review D",

issn = "1550-7998",

publisher = "American Physical Society",

number = "12",

}