Optical detector topology for third-generation gravitational wave observatories

Freise, A., Hild, S., Somiya, K., Strain, K.A. , Viceré, A., Barsuglia, M. and Chelkowski, S. (2010) Optical detector topology for third-generation gravitational wave observatories. General Relativity and Gravitation, 43(2), pp. 537-567. (doi: 10.1007/s10714-010-1018-0)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10714-010-1018-0

Abstract

The third generation of gravitational wave observatories, with the aim of providing 100 times better sensitivity than currently operating interferometers, is expected to establish the evolving field of gravitational wave astronomy. A key element, required to achieve this ambitious sensitivity goal, is the exploration of new interferometer geometries, topologies and configurations. In this article we review the current status of the ongoing design work for third-generation gravitational wave observatories. The main focus is the evaluation of the detector geometry and detector topology. In addition we discuss some promising detector configurations and potential noise reduction schemes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hild, Professor Stefan and Strain, Professor Kenneth
Authors: Freise, A., Hild, S., Somiya, K., Strain, K.A., Viceré, A., Barsuglia, M., and Chelkowski, S.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:General Relativity and Gravitation
Publisher:Springer New York LLC
ISSN:0001-7701
ISSN (Online):1572-9532
Published Online:08 June 2010

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