Optimal time-domain combination of the two calibrated output quadratures of GEO 600

Hewitson, M., Grote, H., Hild, S., Lück, H., Ajith, P., Smith, J.R., Strain, K.A., Willke, B. and Woan, G. (2005) Optimal time-domain combination of the two calibrated output quadratures of GEO 600. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 22, pp. 4253-4261. (doi: 10.1088/0264-9381/22/20/007)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/22/20/007

Abstract

GEO 600 is an interferometric gravitational wave detector with a 600 m arm-length and which uses a dual-recycled optical configuration to give enhanced sensitivity over certain frequencies in the detection band. Due to the dual-recycling, GEO 600 has two main output signals, both of which potentially contain gravitational wave signals. These two outputs are calibrated to strain using a time-domain method. In order to simplify the analysis of the GEO 600 data set, it is desirable to combine these two calibrated outputs to form a single strain signal that has optimal signal-to-noise ratio across the detection band. This paper describes a time-domain method for doing this combination. The method presented is similar to one developed for optimally combining the outputs of two colocated gravitational wave detectors. In the scheme presented in this paper, some simplifications are made to allow its implementation using time-domain methods.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Woan, Professor Graham
Authors: Hewitson, M., Grote, H., Hild, S., Lück, H., Ajith, P., Smith, J.R., Strain, K.A., Willke, B., and Woan, G.
Subjects:Q Science > QB Astronomy
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
ISSN:0264-9381

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