Gravitational wave detection by interferometry (ground and space)

Rowan, S. and Hough, J. (2000) Gravitational wave detection by interferometry (ground and space). Living Reviews in Relativity, 3, 3. (doi: 10.12942/lrr-2000-3) (PMID:28179855) (PMCID:PMC5255574)

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Significant progress has been made in recent years on the development of gravitational wave detectors. Sources such as coalescing compact binary systems, low-mass X-ray binaries, stellar collapses and pulsars are all possible candidates for detection. The most promising design of gravitational wave detector uses test masses a long distance apart and freely suspended as pendulums on Earth or in drag-free craft in space. The main theme of this review is a discussion of the mechanical and optical principles used in the various long baseline systems being built around the world — LIGO (USA), VIRGO (Italy/France), TAMA 300 (Japan) and GEO 600 (Germany/UK) — and in LISA, a proposed space-borne interferometer.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rowan, Professor Sheila and Hough, Professor James
Authors: Rowan, S., and Hough, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Living Reviews in Relativity
ISSN (Online):1433-8351
Published Online:29 June 2000

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