Advanced technologies for future ground-based, laser-interferometric gravitational wave detectors

Hammond, G. , Hild, S. and Pitkin, M. (2014) Advanced technologies for future ground-based, laser-interferometric gravitational wave detectors. Journal of Modern Optics, 61(Sup. 1), S10-S45. (doi: 10.1080/09500340.2014.920934) (PMID:25705087) (PMCID:PMC4311950)

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We present a review of modern optical techniques being used and developed for the field of gravitational wave detection. We describe the current state-of-the-art of gravitational waves detector technologies with regard to optical layouts, suspensions and test masses. We discuss the dominant sources and noise in each of these subsystems and the developments that will help mitigate them for future generations of detectors. We very briefly summarise some of the novel astrophysics that will be possible with these upgraded detectors.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hammond, Professor Giles and Hild, Professor Stefan and Pitkin, Dr Matthew
Authors: Hammond, G., Hild, S., and Pitkin, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Modern Optics
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1362-3044
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Modern Optics 61(Sup.1):S10-S45
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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624341Investigations in Gravitational RadiationSheila RowanScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/L000946/1S&E P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY