Detection prospects of core-collapse supernovae with supernova-optimized third-generation gravitational-wave detectors

Varun Srivastava, Stefan Ballmer, Duncan Brown, Chaitanya Afle, Adam Burrows, David Radice, David Vartanyan

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We discuss how to optimize the third-generation gravitational-wave detector to maximize the range to detect core-collapse supernovae. Based on three-dimensional simulations for core-collapse and the corresponding gravitational-wave waveform emitted, the corresponding detection range for these waveforms is limited to within our Galaxy even in the era of third-generation detectors. The corresponding event rate is two per century. We find from the waveforms that to detect core-collapse supernovae with an event rate of one per year, the gravitational-wave detectors need a strain sensitivity of 3×10-27 Hz-1/2 in a frequency range from 100 to 1500 Hz. We also explore detector configurations technologically beyond the scope of third-generation detectors. We find with these improvements, the event rate for gravitational-wave observations from core-collapse supernovae is still low, but is improved to one in twenty years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number043026
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 23 2019


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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