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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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
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heptonstall, Dr Alastair and Grant, Mr Alastair and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Casey, Dr Morag and Hild, Professor Stefan and Barr, Dr Bryan and Robertson, Dr David and Plissi, Dr Michael and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and Ward, Professor Henry and Newton, Dr Gavin and Torrie, Dr Calum and Perreur-Lloyd, Mr Michael and Killow, Dr Christian and Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Cantley, Dr Caroline and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Robertson, Professor Norna and Woan, Professor Graham and Crooks, Dr David and Hough, Professor James and Sneddon, Dr Peter and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell 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 (Online):1361-6382

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