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The virgo interferometer for gravitational wave detection

Acernese, F; Barone, F; Beker, M G; Blom, M; Bulten, H.J.; Genin, E; Huet, D; Rabeling, David; Van Den Brand, J.; Vinet, J-Y; Vocca, H

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The Virgo interferometer for gravitational wave detection is described. During the commissioning phase that followed the first scientific data taking run an unprecedented sensitivity was obtained in the range 1060 Hz. Since then an upgrade program has begun, with the aim of increasing the sensitivity, mainly through the introduction of fused silica wires to suspend mirrors and by increasing the Finesse of the FabryPerot cavities. Plans until the shutdown for the construction of the Advanced...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74511
Source: International Journal of Modern Physics D
DOI: 10.1142/S0218271811020202

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