A report on the status of the GEO 600 gravitational wave detector

Hewitson, M. et al. (2003) A report on the status of the GEO 600 gravitational wave detector. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 20(17), S581 -S591. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/20/17/301)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/20/17/301

Abstract

GEO 600 is an interferometric gravitational wave detector with 600 m arms, which will employ a novel, dual-recycled optical scheme allowing its optical response to be tuned over a range of frequencies (from similar to100 Hz to a few kHz). Additional advanced technologies, such as multiple pendulum suspensions with monolithic bottom stages, make the anticipated sensitivity of GEO 600 comparable to initial detectors with kilometre arm lengths. This paper discusses briefly the design of GEO, reports on the status of the detector up to the end of 2002 with particular focus on participation in coincident engineering and science runs with LIGO detectors. The plans leading to a fully optimized detector and participation in future coincident science runs are briefly outlined.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grant, Mr Alastair and Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Cantley, Dr Caroline and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Casey, Dr Morag and Robertson, Professor Norna and Barr, Dr Bryan and Robertson, Dr David and Reid, Professor Stuart and Plissi, Dr Michael and Woan, Professor Graham and Crooks, Dr David and Hough, Professor James and Ward, Professor Henry and Sneddon, Dr Peter and Newton, Dr Gavin and Torrie, Dr Calum and Perreur-Lloyd, Mr Michael and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell and Killow, Dr Christian and Pitkin, Dr Matthew
Authors: Hewitson, M., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Balasubramanian, R., Barr, B., Berukoff, S., Cagnoli, G., Cantley, C., Casey, M.M., Chelkowski, S., Churches, D., Colacino, C.N., Crooks, D.R.M., Cutler, C., Danzmann, K., Davies, R., Dupuis, R., Elliffe, E., Falinich, C., Freise, A., Gossler, S., Grant, A., Grote, H., Grunewald, S., Harms, J., Heinzel, G., Heng, S., Hepstonstall, A., Heurs, M., Hough, J., Itoh, Y., Jennrich, O., Jones, R., Hutter, S., Kawabe, K., Killow, C., Kotter, K., Krishnan, B., Leonhardt, V., Luck, H., Machenschalk, B., Malec, M., Mossavi, K., Mohanty, S., Mukherjee, S., Nagano, S., Newton, G., Papa, M.A., Perreur-Lloyd, M., Pitkin, M., Plissi, M.V., Quetschke, V., Reid, S., Ribichini, L., Robertson, D.I., Robertson, N.A., Rowan, S., Rudiger, A., Sathyaprakash, B.S., Schilling, R., Schnabel, R., Schutz, B.F., Seifert, F., Sintes, A.M., Smith, J., Sneddon, P., Strain, K.A., Tayor, I., Torrie, C.I., Vecchio, A., Ward, H., Weiland, U., Welling, H., Williams, P., Willke, B., Winkler, W., Woan, G., and Zawischa, I.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
ISSN:0264-9381
ISSN (Online):1361-6382

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