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Aasi, J; Abbott, B; Abbott, Robert; Abbott, T; Abernathy, M; Ackley, K; Adams, C; Adams, T; Addesso, P; Adhikari, Rana; Adya, V; Bartos, I; Charlton, Philip; Chow, Jong; Coward, D; Dhurandhar, S; Factourovich, M; Fairhurst, S; Giaime, J; Greenhalgh, R. J. S.; Hosken, Dave; Iyer, B R; Jones, D I; Mandic, V.; Mansell, Georgia; McClelland, David; Meadors, G.D.; Melatos, Andrew; Mendell, G; Nguyen, Thanh; Ottaway, D J; Owen, Benjamin; Penn, S; Rabeling, David; Rajalakshmi, G; Reed, C M; Reitze, D; Riles, K; Sammut, L; Sathyaprakash, B; Saulson, P; Schofield, R; Scott, Susan M; Shaddock, Daniel; Sigg, D; Sintes, A; Slagmolen, Bram; Souradeep, T; Staley, A; Summerscales, T.Z.; Unnikrishnan, C S; Veitch, Peter John; Vorvick, C; Wade, Andrew; Ward, Robert; Whiting, B F


The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors are second-generation instruments designed and built for the two LIGO observatories in Hanford, WA and Livingston, LA, USA. The two instruments are identical in design, and are specialized versions of a Michelson interferometer with 4 km long arms. As in Initial LIGO, Fabry-Perot cavities are used in the arms to increase the interaction time with a gravitational wave, and power recycling is used to increase the effective laser power. Signal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Classical and Quantum Gravity
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/32/7/074001


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