Noise from scattered light in Virgo's second science run data

Accadia, T. et al. (2010) Noise from scattered light in Virgo's second science run data. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27(19), p. 194011. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/27/19/194011)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/27/19/194011

Abstract

Virgo is one of the large, ground-based interferometers aimed at detecting gravitational waves. One of the technical problems limiting its sensitivity is caused by light in the output beams which is backscattered by seismically excited surfaces and couples back into the main beam of the interferometer. The resulting noise was thoroughly studied, measured and mitigated before Virgo's second science run (VSR2). The residual noise during VSR2, which increases in periods with a large microseism activity, is accurately predicted by the theoretical model. The scattered light has been associated with transient events in the gravitational-wave signal of the interferometer.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hild, Professor Stefan
Authors: Accadia, T., Acernese, F., Antonucci, F., Astone, P., Ballardin, G., Barone, F., Barsuglia, M., Bauer, T.S., Beker, M.G., Belletoile, A., Birindelli, S., Bitossi, M., Bizouard, M.A., Blom, M., Bondu, F., Bonelli, L., Bonnand, R., Boschi, V., Bosi, L., Bouhou, B., Braccini, S., Bradaschia, C., Brillet, A., Brisson, V., Budzyński, R., Bulik, T., Bulten, H.J., Buskulic, D., Buy, C., Cagnoli, G., Calloni, E., Campagna, E., Canuel, B., Carbognani, F., Cavalier, F., Cavalieri, R., Cella, G., Cesarini, E., Chassande Mottin, E., Chincarini, A., Cleva, F., Coccia, E., Colacino, C.N., Colas, J., Colla, A., Colombini, M., Corsi, A., Coulon, J.-P., Cuoco, E., D'Antonio, S., Dattilo, V., Davier, M., Day, R., De Rosa, R., Debreczeni, G., del Prete, M., Di Fiore, L., Di Lieto, A., Di Paolo Emilio, M., Di Virgilio, A., Dietz, A., Drago, M., Fafone, V., Ferrante, I., Fidecaro, F., Fiori, I., Flaminio, R., Fournier, J.-D., Franc, J., Frasca, S., Frasconi, F., Freise, A., Galimberti, M., Gammaitoni, L., Garufi, F., Gáspár, M.E., Gemme, G., Genin, E., Gennai, A., Giazotto, A., Gouaty, R., Granata, M., Greverie, C., Guidi, G.M., Hayau, J.-F., Heitmann, H., Hello, P., Hild, S., Huet, D., Jaranowski, P., Kowalska, I., Królak, A., Leroy, N., Letendre, N., Li, T.G.F., Lorenzini, M., Loriette, V., Losurdo, G., Majorana, E., Maksimovic, I., Man, N., Mantovani, M., Marchesoni, F., Marion, F., Marque, J., Martelli, F., Masserot, A., Michel, C., Milano, L., Minenkov, Y., Mohan, M., Morgado, N., Morgia, A., Mosca, S., Moscatelli, V., Mours, B., Neri, I., Nocera, F., Pagliaroli, G., Palladino, L., Palomba, C., Paoletti, F., Pardi, S., Parisi, M., Pasqualetti, A., Passaquieti, R., Passuello, D., Persichetti, G., Pichot, M., Piergiovanni, F., Pietka, M., Pinard, L., Poggiani, R., Prato, M., Prodi, G.A., Punturo, M., Puppo, P., Rabeling, D.S., Rácz, I., Rapagnani, P., Re, V., Regimbau, T., Ricci, F., Robinet, F., Rocchi, A., Rolland, L., Romano, R., Rosińska, D., Ruggi, P., Sassolas, B., Sentenac, D., Sperandio, L., Sturani, R., Swinkels, B.L., Toncelli, A., Tonelli, M., Torre, O., Tournefier, E., Travasso, F., Vajente, G., van den Brand, J.F.J., van der Putten, S., Vasuth, M., Vavoulidis, M., Vedovato, G., Verkindt, D., Vetrano, F., Viceré, A., Vinet, J.-Y., Vocca, H., Was, M., and Yvert, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
Publisher:Institute of Physics
ISSN:0264-9381

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