Publication
Title
Search for gravitational waves associated with fast radio bursts detected by CHIME/FRB during the LIGO-Virgo observing run O3a
Author
Institution/Organisation
LIGO Sci Collaboration
Virgo Collaboration
KAGRA Collaboration
CHIME FRB Collaboration
Abstract
We search for gravitational-wave (GW) transients associated with fast radio bursts (FRBs) detected by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Burst Project, during the first part of the third observing run of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo (2019 April 1 15:00 UTC-2019 October 1 15:00 UTC). Triggers from 22 FRBs were analyzed with a search that targets both binary neutron star (BNS) and neutron star-black hole (NSBH) mergers. A targeted search for generic GW transients was conducted on 40 FRBs. We find no significant evidence for a GW association in either search. Given the large uncertainties in the distances of our FRB sample, we are unable to exclude the possibility of a GW association. Assessing the volumetric event rates of both FRB and binary mergers, an association is limited to 15% of the FRB population for BNS mergers or 1% for NSBH mergers. We report 90% confidence lower bounds on the distance to each FRB for a range of GW progenitor models and set upper limits on the energy emitted through GWs for a range of emission scenarios. We find values of order 10(51)-10(57) erg for models with central GW frequencies in the range 70-3560 Hz. At the sensitivity of this search, we find these limits to be above the predicted GW emissions for the models considered. We also find no significant coincident detection of GWs with the repeater, FRB 20200120E, which is the closest known extragalactic FRB.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The astrophysical journal. - Chicago, Ill., 1895, currens
Publication
Chicago, Ill. : 2023
ISSN
0004-637X [print]
1538-4357 [online]
DOI
10.3847/1538-4357/ACD770
Volume/pages
955 :2 (2023) , p. 1-26
Article Reference
155
ISI
001092299700001
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