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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. ISSN 0168-9002

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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Devanka Pathak was one of 544 authors for this article. The full list of author details as well as the text of the article is available at the 'Official URL'.

Keywords: Interferometer; Calibration; Control systems; Gravitational waves
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Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 10:53
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2016 11:46
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/7878
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