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Comparing the luminosity distance for gravitational waves and electromagnetic signals in a simple model of quadratic gravity

G. Fanizza

Abstract
We compute the modified friction coefficient controlling the propagation of tensor metric perturbations in the context of a generalized cosmological scenario based on a theory of gravity with quadratic curvature corrections. In such a context we discuss the differences between gravitational and electromagnetic luminosity distance, as well as the differences with the standard results based on the Einstein equations. We present numerical estimates of the modified luminosity distance on the cosmic redshift scale typical of Supernovae and standard sirens.

Keywords
Generalized theories of gravity; Gravitational and relativistic signals from astrophysical sources; Gravitational luminosity distance; General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology; Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics; High Energy Physics - T

General Relativity and Gravitation
Volume 52, Number 111, Page 21
2020 November

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Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia