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Title: Strong gravitational lensing of gravitational waves from double compact binaries—perspectives for the Einstein Telescope

Gravitational wave (GW) experiments are entering their advanced stage which should soon open a new observational window on the Universe. Looking into this future, the Einstein Telescope (ET) was designed to have a fantastic sensitivity improving significantly over the advanced GW detectors. One of the most important astrophysical GW sources supposed to be detected by the ET in large numbers are double compact objects (DCO) and some of such events should be gravitationally lensed by intervening galaxies. We explore the prospects of observing gravitationally lensed inspiral DCO events in the ET. This analysis is a significant extension of our previous paper [1]. We are using the intrinsic merger rates of the whole class of DCO (NS-NS,BH-NS,BH-BH) located at different redshifts as calculated by [2] by using StarTrack population synthesis evolutionary code. We discuss in details predictions from each evolutionary scenario. Our general conclusion is that ET would register about 50–100 strongly lensed inspiral events per year. Only the scenario in which nascent BHs receive strong kick gives the predictions of a few events per year. Such lensed events would be dominated by the BH-BH merging binary systems. Our results suggest that during a few years of successful operation ET willmore » provide a considerable catalog of strongly lensed events.« less
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Xinjiekouwai 19, Beijing, 100875 China (China)
  2. Department of Astrophysics and Cosmology, Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, Uniwersytecka 4, Katowice, 40-007 Poland (Poland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22375779
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; CATALOGS; DESIGN; FORECASTING; GRAVITATIONAL LENSES; GRAVITATIONAL WAVES; OPERATION; RED SHIFT; SENSITIVITY; TELESCOPES; UNIVERSE