The GEO600 gravitational wave detector: pulsar prospects

Woan, G. et al. (2003) The GEO600 gravitational wave detector: pulsar prospects. In: Radio pulsars, in celebration of the contributions of Andrew Lyne, Dick Manchester and Joe Taylor — a festschrift honoring their 60th birthdays,

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Abstract

The GEO600 laser-interferometric gravitational wave detector near Hannover, Germany, is one of six such interferometers now close to operation worldwide. The UK/German GEO collaboration uses advanced technologies, including monolithic silica suspensions and signal recycling, to deliver a sensitivity comparable with much larger detectors in their initial configurations. Here we review the design and performance of GEO600 and consider the prospects for a direct detection of continuous gravitational waves from spinning neutron stars.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heptonstall, Dr Alastair and Grant, Mr Alastair and Casey, Dr Morag and Barr, Dr Bryan and Plissi, Dr Michael and Newton, Dr Gavin and Torrie, Dr Calum and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Woan, Professor Graham and Crooks, Dr David and Hough, Professor James and Sneddon, Dr Peter and Strain, Professor Kenneth
Authors: Woan, G., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Balasubramanian, R., Barr, B.W., Berukoff, S., Bose, S., Cagnoli, G., Casey, M.M., 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., Heinzel, G., Heptonstall, A., Heurs, M., Hewitson, M., Hough, J., Jennrich, O., Kawabe, K., Kötter, K., Leonhardt, V., Lück, H., Malec, M., McNamara, P., Mossavi, K., Mohanty, S., Mukherjee, S., Nagano, S., Newton, G.P., Owen, B.J., Papa, M.A., Plissi, M.V., Quetschke, V., Robertson, D.I., Robertson, N.A., Rowan, S., Rüdiger, A., Sathyaprakash, B.S., Schilling, R., Schutz, B.F., Senior, R., Sintes, A.M., Skeldon, K.D., Sneddon, P., Stief, F., Strain, K.A., Taylor, I., Torrie, C.I., Vecchio, A., Ward, H., Weiland, U., Welling, H., Williams, P., Winkler, W., Wilke, B., and Zawischa, I.
Subjects:Q Science > QB Astronomy
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy

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