Calibration of the LIGO gravitational wave detectors in the fifth science run

Abadie, J. et al. (2010) Calibration of the LIGO gravitational wave detectors in the fifth science run. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 624(1), pp. 223-240. (doi:10.1016/j.nima.2010.07.089)

Abadie, J. et al. (2010) Calibration of the LIGO gravitational wave detectors in the fifth science run. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 624(1), pp. 223-240. (doi:10.1016/j.nima.2010.07.089)

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Abstract

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) is a network of three detectors built to detect local perturbations in the space–time metric from astrophysical sources. These detectors, two in Hanford, WA and one in Livingston, LA, are power-recycled Fabry-Perot Michelson interferometers. In their fifth science run (S5), between November 2005 and October 2007, these detectors accumulated one year of triple coincident data while operating at their designed sensitivity. In this paper, we describe the calibration of the instruments in the S5 data set, including measurement techniques and uncertainty estimation.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heptonstall, Dr Alastair and Grant, Mr Alastair and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Beveridge, Miss Nicola and Nawrodt, Dr Ronny and Hammond, Professor Giles and Hild, Professor Stefan and Barr, Dr Bryan and Sorazu Lucio, Dr Borja and Reid, Professor Stuart and Edgar, Dr Matthew and Robertson, Mr Niall and Tokmakov, Dr Kirill and Gill, Mr Colin and Veitch, Dr John and Plissi, Dr Michael and Speirits, Dr Fiona and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and van Veggel, Dr Marielle and Newton, Dr Gavin and Torrie, Dr Calum and Graef, Dr Christian and Scott, Dr Jamie and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Kumar, Mr Rahul and Abernathy, Mr Matthew and Martin, Dr Iain and Cumming, Dr Alan and Cunningham, Dr Liam and Bastarrika, Mr Mikel and Woan, Professor Graham and Nelson, Mr John and Chalkley, Miss Eleanor and Hough, Professor James and Huttner, Dr Sabina and Campsie, Mr Paul and Bassiri, Mr Riccardo and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell and Haughian, Dr Karen and Pitkin, Dr Matthew and Murray, Dr Peter
Authors: Abadie, J., Abbott, B.P., Abbott, R., Abernathy, M., Adams, C., Adhikari, R., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Allen, G., Amador Ceron, E., Amin, R.S., Anderson, S.B., Anderson, W.G., Arain, M.A., Araya, M., Aronsson, M., Aso, Y., Aston, S., Atkinson, D.E., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Baker, P., Ballmer, S., Barker, D., Barnum, S., Barr, B., Barriga, P., Barsotti, L., Barton, M.A., Bartos, I., Bassiri, R., Bastarrika, M., Bauchrowitz, J., Behnke, B., Benacquista, M., Bertolini, A., Betzwieser, J., Beveridge, N., Beyersdorf, P.T., Bilenko, I.A., Billingsley, G., Birch, J., Biswas, R., Black, E., Blackburn, J.K., Blackburn, L., Blair, D., Bland, B., Bock, O., Bodiya, T.P., Bondarescu, R., Bork, R., Born, M., Bose, S., Boyle, M., Brady, P.R., Braginsky, V.B., Brau, J.E., Breyer, J., Bridges, D.O., Brinkmann, M., Britzger, M., Brooks, A.F., Brown, D.A., Buonanno, A., Burguet–Castell, J., Burmeister, O., Byer, R.L., Cadonati, L., Cain, J., Camp, J.B., Campsie, P., Cannizzo, J., Cannon, K.C., Cao, J., Capano, C., Caride, S., Caudill, S., Cavaglià, M., Cepeda, C., Chalermsongsak, T., Chalkley, E., Charlton, P., Chelkowski, S., Chen, Y., Christensen, N., Chua, S.S.Y., Chung, C.T.Y., Clark, D., Clark, J., Clayton, J.H., Conte, R., Cook, D., Corbitt, T.R., Cornish, N., Costa, C.A., Coward, D.M., Coyne, D.C., Creighton, J.D.E., Creighton, T.D., Cruise, A.M., Culter, R.M., Cumming, A., Cunningham, L., Dahl, K., Danilishin, S.L., Dannenberg, R., Danzmann, K., Das, K., Daudert, B., Davies, G., Davis, A., Daw, E.J., Dayanga, T., DeBra, D., Degallaix, J., Dergachev, V., DeRosa, R., DeSalvo, R., Devanka, P., Dhurandhar, S., Di Palma, I., Díaz, M., Donovan, F., Dooley, K.L., Doomes, E.E., Dorsher, S., Douglas, E.S.D., Drever, R.W.P., Driggers, J.C., Dueck, J., Dumas, J.-C., Eberle, T., Edgar, M., Edwards, M., Effler, A., Ehrens, P., Engel, R., Etzel, T., Evans, M., Evans, T., Fairhurst, S., Fan, Y., Farr, B.F., Fazi, D., Fehrmann, H., Feldbaum, D., Finn, L.S., Flanigan, 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0168-9002
ISSN (Online):1872-9576
Published Online:10 August 2010

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