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A Cryogenic Silicon Interferometer for Gravitational-wave Detection

Adhikari, R. X. and Aguiar, Odylio and Arai, K. and Barr, Bryan and Bassiri, Riccardo and Billingsley, G. and Birney, Ross and Blair, David and Briggs, Joseph and Brooks, A. F. and Brown, Daniel D and Cao, Huy-Tuong and Constancio, Marcio and Cooper, Sam and Corbitt, Thomas and Coyne, D. and Daw, Edward and Eichholz, Johannes and Fejer, Martin and Freise, Andreas and Frolov, Valery and Gras, Slawomir and Green, Anna and Grote, Hartmut and Gustafson, E. and Hall, Evan D and Hammond, Giles and Harms, Jan and Harry, Gregg and Haughian, Karen and Hellman, Frances and Hennig, Jan-Simon and Hennig, Margot and Hild, Stefan and Johnson, Warren and Kamai, B. and Kapasi, Disha and Komori, Kentaro and Korobko, Mikhail and Kuns, Kevin and Lantz, Brian and Leavey, Sean and Magana-Sandoval, Fabian and Markosyan, Ashot and Martin, Iain and Martin, Rodica and Martynov, Denis V and Mcclelland, David and Mcghee, Graeme and Mills, Joseph and Mitrofanov, Valery and Molina-Ruiz, Manel and Mow-Lowry, Conor and Murray, Peter and Ng, Sebastian and Prokhorov, Leonid and Quetschke, Volker and Reid, Stuart and Reitze, D. and Richardson, J. and Robie, R. and Romero-Shaw, Isobel and Rowan, Sheila and Schnabel, Roman and Schneewind, Merle and Shapiro, Brett and Shoemaker, David and Slagmolen, Bram and Smith, Joshua and Steinlechner, Jessica and Tait, Simon and Tanner, David and Torrie, C. and Vanheijningen, Joris and Veitch, Peter and Wallace, Gavin and Wessels, Peter and Willke, Benno and Wipf, C. and Yamamoto, H. and Zhao, Chunnong and Barsotti, Lisa and Ward, Robert and Bell, Angus and Byer, Robert and Wade, Andrew and Korth, W. Z. and Seifert, Frank and Smith, N. and Koptsov, Dimitry and Tornasi, Zeno and Markowitz, A. and Mansell, Georgia and Mcrae, Terry and Altin, Paul and Yap, Min J and Veggel, Marielle Van and Eddolls, Graeme and Bonilla, Edgard and Ferreira, Elvis C and Silva, Allan S and Okada, Marcos A and Taira, Diego and Heinert, Daniel and Hough, James and Strain, Ken and Cumming, Alan and Route, Roger and Shaddock, Daniel and Evans, Matthew and Weiss, Rainer (2020) A Cryogenic Silicon Interferometer for Gravitational-wave Detection. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 37 (16). Art. No. 165003. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/1361-6382/ab9143.

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The detection of gravitational waves from compact binary mergers by LIGO has opened the era of gravitational wave astronomy, revealing a previously hidden side of the cosmos. To maximize the reach of the existing LIGO observatory facilities, we have designed a new instrument able to detect gravitational waves at distances 5 times further away than possible with Advanced LIGO, or at greater than 100 times the event rate. Observations with this new instrument will make possible dramatic steps toward understanding the physics of the nearby Universe, as well as observing the Universe out to cosmological distances by the detection of binary black hole coalescences. This article presents the instrument design and a quantitative analysis of the anticipated noise floor.

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Adhikari, R. X.0000-0002-5731-5076
Arai, K.0000-0001-8916-8915
Billingsley, G.0000-0002-4141-2744
Brooks, A. F.0000-0003-4295-792X
Coyne, D.0000-0002-6427-3222
Kamai, B.0000-0001-6521-9351
Richardson, J.0000-0002-1472-4806
Korth, W. Z.0000-0003-3527-1348
Additional Information:© 2020 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 5 February 2020, revised 15 April 2020; Accepted for publication 7 May 2020; Published 28 July 2020. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under the LIGO cooperative agreement PHY-0757058. This paper has been assigned LIGO document number LIGO-P1800072.
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Subject Keywords:gravitational wave astronomy, interferometry, cryogenic silicon, next generation gravitational wave detection, two micron lasers, binary black holes
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Issue or Number:16
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Official Citation:R X Adhikari et al 2020 Class. Quantum Grav. 37 165003
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:15 Jun 2020 16:58
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