Status of GEO 600

Willke, B. et al. (2004) Status of GEO 600. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 21(5), S417 -S423. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/21/5/006)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/21/5/006

Abstract

The GEO 600 laser interferometer with 600 m armlength is currently being commissioned as a part of a worldwide network of gravitational wave detectors. Due to the use of advanced technologies such as signal recycling and multiple pendulum suspensions with a monolithic last stage the anticipated sensitivity of GEO 600 is close to the initial sensitivity of km baseline detectors. This paper describes the status of the detector as of November 2003 with special emphasis on its performance during the first serious data-taking periods and on the experimental challenges encountered during the commissioning of the dual-recycled detector.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heptonstall, Dr Alastair and Grant, Mr Alastair and Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Cantley, Dr Caroline and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Casey, Dr Morag and Robertson, Professor Norna and Hild, Professor Stefan and Barr, Dr Bryan and Robertson, Dr David and Plissi, Dr Michael and Woan, Professor Graham and Heng, Professor Ik Siong 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: Willke, B., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Balasubramanian, R., Barr, B., Berukoff, S., Cagnoli, G., Cantley, C.A., Casey, M.M., Chelkowski, S., Churches, D., Colacino, C.N., Crooks, D.R.M., Cutler, C., Danzmann, K., Davies, R., Dupuis, R. .J., Elliffe, E., Fallnich, C., Freise, A., Goßler, S., Grant, A., Grote, H., Grunewald, S., Harms, J., Heinzel, G., Heng, I.S., Heptonstall, A., Heurs, M., Hewitson, M., Hild, S., Hough, J., Ingley, R., Itoh, Y., Jennrich, O., Jones, R., Hutter, S.H., Kawabe, K., Killow, C., Kötter, K., Krishnan, B., Leonhardt, V., Lück, H., Machenschalk, B., Malec, M., Mercer, R.A., Messenger, C., Mohanty, S., Mossavi, K., Mukherjee, S., Nagano, S., Newton, G.P., Papa, M.A., Perreur-Lloyd, M., Pitkin, M., Plissi, M., Quetschke, V., Re, V., Reid, S., Ribichini, L., Robertson, D.I., Robertson, N.A., Rowan, S., Rüdiger, A., Sathyaprakash, B.S., Schilling, R., Schnabel, R., Schutz, B.F., Seifert, F., Sintes, A.M., Smith, J.R., Sneddon, P.H., Strain, K.A., Taylor, I., Torrie, C., Ungarelli, C., Vecchio, A., Ward, H., Weiland, U., Welling, H., Williams, P., 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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