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Sensitivity of the Advanced LIGO detectors at the beginning of gravitational wave astronomy

McClelland, David; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Ward, Robert; Abbott, T; Adams, C; Arain, M; Bartos, I; Dooley, Katherine L; Factourovich, M; Giaime, J; Greenhalgh, R. J. S.; Ottaway, D J; Penn, S; Reed, C M; Reitze, D; Schofield, R; Schwinberg, P; Sigg, D; Staley, A; Veitch, Peter John; Vorvick, C; Waldman, S


The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) consists of two widely separated 4 km laser interferometers designed to detect gravitational waves from distant astrophysical sources in the frequency range from 10 Hz to 10 kHz. The first observation run of the Advanced LIGO detectors started in September 2015 and ended in January 2016. A strain sensitivity of better than 10−23/Hz−−−√ was achieved around 100 Hz. Understanding both the fundamental and the technical noise sources was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review D-Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.112004
Access Rights: Open Access


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