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Transparency of the Stochastic Background

We will call ``transparency'' of the background the ability of the observer to detect a gravitational wave signal other than that produced by binary systems, by means of adjusting variable parameters of an imaginary GW detector (namely, its angular resolution and frequency band), so that less than one occasional binary system falls into the detector's beam at a given frequency in a given direction.

Mike E. Prokhorov
Sat Feb 22 18:38:13 MSK 1997