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Sensitivity and performance of the Advanced LIGO detectors in the third observing run

Buikema, A; Cahillane, C; Mansell, G. L.; Blair, C D; Abbott, Robert; Adams, Catherine Anne; Adhikari, Rana; Ananyeva, A; Appert, S; Arai, K; Holland, Nathan; Kijbunchoo, Nutsinee; McClelland, David; McRae, Terry; Slagmolen, Bram; Ward, Robert

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On April 1st, 2019, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (aLIGO), joined by the Advanced Virgo detector, began the third observing run, a year-long dedicated search for gravitational radiation. The LIGO detectors have achieved a higher duty cycle and greater sensitivity to gravitational waves than ever before, with LIGO Hanford achieving angle-averaged sensitivity to binary neutron star coalescences to a distance of 111 Mpc, and LIGO Livingston to 134 Mpc with duty...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBuikema, A
dc.contributor.authorCahillane, C
dc.contributor.authorMansell, G. L.
dc.contributor.authorBlair, C D
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Robert
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Catherine Anne
dc.contributor.authorAdhikari, Rana
dc.contributor.authorAnanyeva, A
dc.contributor.authorAppert, S
dc.contributor.authorArai, K
dc.contributor.authorHolland, Nathan
dc.contributor.authorKijbunchoo, Nutsinee
dc.contributor.authorMcClelland, David
dc.contributor.authorMcRae, Terry
dc.contributor.authorSlagmolen, Bram
dc.contributor.authorWard, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-21T00:07:06Z
dc.date.available2022-07-21T00:07:06Z
dc.identifier.issn2470-0010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/269832
dc.description.abstractOn April 1st, 2019, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (aLIGO), joined by the Advanced Virgo detector, began the third observing run, a year-long dedicated search for gravitational radiation. The LIGO detectors have achieved a higher duty cycle and greater sensitivity to gravitational waves than ever before, with LIGO Hanford achieving angle-averaged sensitivity to binary neutron star coalescences to a distance of 111 Mpc, and LIGO Livingston to 134 Mpc with duty factors of 74.6% and 77.0% respectively. The improvement in sensitivity and stability is a result of several upgrades to the detectors, including doubled intracavity power, the addition of an in-vacuum optical parametric oscillator for squeezed-light injection, replacement of core optics and end reaction masses, and installation of acoustic mode dampers. This paper explores the purposes behind these upgrades, and explains to the best of our knowledge the noise currently limiting the sensitivity of each detector.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and Advanced LIGO as well as the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) of the United Kingdom, and the Max-Planck-Society (MPS) for support of the construction of Advanced LIGO. Additional support for Advanced LIGO was provided by the Australian Research Council. The authors acknowledge the LIGO Scientific Collaboration Fellows program for additional support. LIGO was constructed by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with funding from the National Science Foundation, and operates under cooperative Agreement No. PHY1764464. Advanced LIGO was built under Award No. PHY-0823459. This paper carries LIGO Document Number LIGO-P2000122.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society
dc.rights© 2020 American Physical Society
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourcePhysical Review D
dc.titleSensitivity and performance of the Advanced LIGO detectors in the third observing run
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume102
dc.date.issued2020
local.identifier.absfor510105 - General relativity and gravitational waves
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB14288
local.publisher.urlhttp://prd.aps.org/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBuikema, A, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationCahillane, C, California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationMansell, G. L., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationBlair, C D, LIGO Livingston Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, Robert, LIGO - California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAdams, Catherine Anne, LIGO Livingston Observatory
local.contributor.affiliationAdhikari, Rana, LIGO - California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAnanyeva, A, LIGO California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAppert, S, LIGO California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationArai, K, LIGO California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationHolland, Nathan, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationKijbunchoo, Nutsinee, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcClelland, David, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcRae, Terry, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSlagmolen, Bram, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWard, Robert, College of Science, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage062003-1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage062003-27
local.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevD.102.062003
dc.date.updated2022-08-28T08:15:59Z
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