Advanced techniques in GEO 600

Affeldt, C. et al. (2014) Advanced techniques in GEO 600. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 31(22), p. 224002. (doi: 10.1088/0264-9381/31/22/224002)

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For almost 20 years, advanced techniques have been developed and tested at the GEO 600 laser-interferometric gravitational wave detector. Many of these innovations have improved the sensitivity of GEO 600 and could be shown to be consistent with stable and reliable operation of gravitational wave detectors. We review the performance of these techniques and show how they have influenced the upgrades of other detectors worldwide. In the second half of the paper, we consider how GEO 600 continues to pioneer new techniques for future gravitational wave detectors. We describe some of the new methods in detail and present new results on how they improve the sensitivity and/or the stability of GEO 600 and possibly of future detectors.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hild, Professor Stefan and Sorazu Lucio, Dr Borja and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Hough, Professor James and Strain, Professor Kenneth
Authors: Affeldt, C., Danzmann, K., Dooley, K.L., Grote, H., Hewitson, M., Hild, S., Hough, J., Leong, J., Lück, H., Prijatelj, M., Rowan, S., Rüdiger, A., Schilling, R., Schnabel, R., Schreiber, E., Sorazu, B., Strain, K.A., Vahlbruch, H., Willke, B., Winkler, W., and Wittel, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
Publisher:IOP Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1361-6382

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