Production and detection of cosmic gravitational wave background in string cosmology Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract String cosmology models predict a cosmic background of gravitational waves produced during a period of dilaton-driven inflation. I describe the background, present astrophysical and cosmological bounds on it, and discuss in some detail how it may be possible to detect it with large operating and planned gravitational wave detectors. The possible use of smaller detectors is outlined.

publication date

  • January 1, 1999