Polarized gravitational waves from gamma-ray bursts

Shiho Kobayashi, Peter Mészáros

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Significant gravitational-wave emission is expected from gamma-ray bursts arising from compact stellar mergers and possibly also from bursts associated with fast-rotating massive stellar core collapses. These models have in common a high angular rotation rate, and observations provide evidence for jet collimation of the photon emission, with properties depending on the polar angle. Here we consider the gravitational-wave emission and its polarization as a function of angle that is expected from such sources. We discuss possible correlations between the burst photon luminosity or the delay between gravitational-wave bursts and X-ray flashes and the polarization degree of the gravitational waves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L89-L92
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2 II
StatePublished - Mar 10 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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