Characterization of the LIGO detectors during their sixth science run

Aasi, J. et al. (2015) Characterization of the LIGO detectors during their sixth science run. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 32(11), 115012. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/32/11/115012)

Aasi, J. et al. (2015) Characterization of the LIGO detectors during their sixth science run. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 32(11), 115012. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/32/11/115012)

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Abstract

In 2009–2010, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) operated together with international partners Virgo and GEO600 as a network to search for gravitational waves (GWs) of astrophysical origin. The sensitivity of these detectors was limited by a combination of noise sources inherent to the instrumental design and its environment, often localized in time or frequency, that couple into the GW readout. Here we review the performance of the LIGO instruments during this epoch, the work done to characterize the detectors and their data, and the effect that transient and continuous noise artefacts have on the sensitivity of LIGO to a variety of astrophysical sources.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grant, Mr Alastair and Bell, Mr Christopher and MacDonald, Miss Erin and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Bell, Dr Angus and Hammond, Professor Giles and Hild, Professor Stefan and Barr, Dr Bryan and Sorazu Lucio, Dr Borja and Reid, Professor Stuart and Craig, Mr Kieran and Lawrie, Mr Craig and Logue, Mr Joshua and Gill, Mr Colin and Veitch, Dr John and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and van Veggel, Dr Anna-Maria and Newton, Dr Gavin and Torrie, Dr Calum and Davies, Mr Gareth and Graef, Dr Christian and Hendry, Professor Martin and Scott, Dr Jamie and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Kumar, Mr Rahul and Abernathy, Mr Matthew and Martin, Dr Iain and MacArthur, Mr John and Robertson, Professor Norna and Cumming, Dr Alan and Cunningham, Dr William and Woan, Professor Graham and Huttner, Dr Sabina and Campsie, Mr Paul and Bassiri, Mr Riccardo and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell and Haughian, Dr Karen and Pitkin, Dr Matthew and Murray, Dr Peter
Authors: Aasi, J., Abadie, J., Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Abernathy, M. R., Accadia, T., Acernese, F., Adams, C., Adams, T., Adhikari, R. X., Affeldt, C., Agathos, M., Aggarwal, N., Aguiar, O. D., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Allocca, A., Ceron, E. A., Amariutei, D., Anderson, R. A., Anderson, S. B., Anderson, W. G., Arai, K., Araya, M. C., Arceneaux, C., Areeda, J., Ast, S., Aston, S. M., Astone, P., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Austin, L., Aylott, B. E., Babak, S., Baker, P. T., Ballardin, G., Ballmer, S. W., Barayoga, J. C., Barker, D., Barnum, S. H., Barone, F., Barr, B., Barsotti, L., Barsuglia, M., Barton, M. A., Bartos, I., Bassiri, R., Basti, A., Batch, J., Bauchrowitz, J., Bauer, T. S., Bebronne, M., Behnke, B., Bejger, M., Beker, M. G., Bell, A. S., Bell, C., Belopolski, I., Bergmann, G., Berliner, J. M., Bertolini, A., Bessis, D., Betzwieser, J., Beyersdorf, P. T., Bhadbhade, T., Bilenko, I. A., Billingsley, G., Birch, J., Bitossi, M., Bizouard, M. A., Black, E., Blackburn, J. K., Blackburn, L., Blair, D., Blom, M., Bock, O., Bodiya, T. P., Boer, M., Bogan, C., Bond, C., Bondu, F., Bonelli, L., Bonnand, R., Bork, R., Born, M., Bose, S., Bosi, L., Bowers, J., Bradaschia, C., Brady, P. R., Braginsky, V. B., Branchesi, M., Brannen, C. A., Brau, J. E., Breyer, J., Briant, T., Bridges, D. O., Brillet, A., Brinkmann, M., Brisson, V., Britzger, M., Brooks, A. F., Brown, D. A., Brown, D. D., Brückner, F., Bulik, T., Bulten, H. J., Buonanno, A., Buskulic, D., Buy, C., Byer, R. L., Cadonati, L., Cagnoli, G., Bustillo, J. C., Calloni, E., Camp, J. B., Campsie, P., Cannon, K. C., Canuel, B., Cao, J., Capano, C. D., Carbognani, F., Carbone, L., Caride, S., Castiglia, A., Caudill, S., Cavagliá, M., Cavalier, F., Cavalieri, R., Cella, G., Cepeda, C., Cesarini, E., Chakraborty, R., Chalermsongsak, T., Chao, S., Charlton, P., Chassande-Mottin, E., Chen, X., Chen, Y., Chincarini, A., Chiummo, A., Cho, H. 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
Publisher:IOP Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:0264-9381
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