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The seismic Superattenuators of the Virgo gravitational waves interferometer

Accadia, T; Acernese, F; Bauer, T.S.; Bradaschia, C; Genin, E; Huet, D; Rabeling, David; Vinet, J-Y; Vocca, H; Yvert, M


The Virgo experiment, located near Pisa, Italy, is a large laser Michelson interferometer aiming at the first direct detection of gravitational waves. The interferometer monitors the relative distance of its mirrors placed at the ends of two 3 km-long perpendicular arms. The goal is to measure spectral differential variations of the arm lengths of 10 <-18< m/Hz< in the frequency range from 10 Hz to 10 kHz. Avoiding spurious motions of the optical components is therefore essential to detect...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Low Frequency Noise and Vibration
DOI: 10.1260/0263-0923.30.1.63


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