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Environmental noise in advanced LIGO detectors

Nguyen, P. and Schofield, R. M. S. and Effler, A. and Austin, C. and Adya, V. and Ball, M. and Banagiri, S. and Banowetz, K. and Billman, C. and Blair, C. D. and Buikema, A. and Cahillane, C. and Clara, F. and Covas, P. B. and Dalya, G. and Daniel, C. and Dawes, B. and DeRosa, R. and Dwyer, S. E. and Frey, R. and Frolov, V. V. and Ghirado, D. and Goetz, E. and Hardwick, T. and Helmling-Cornell, A. F. and Hollows, I. J. and Kijbunchoo, N. and Kruk, J. and Laxen, M. and Maaske, E. and Mansell, G. L. and McCarthy, R and Merfeld, K. and Neunzert, A. and Palamos, J. R. and Parker, W. and Pearlstone, B. and Pele, A. and Radkins, H. and Roma, V. and Savage, R. L. and Schale, P. and Shoemaker, D. and Shoemaker, T. and Soni, S. and Talukder, D. and Tse, M. and Valdes, G. and Vidreo, M. and Vorvick, C. and Abbott, R. and Adams, C. and Adhikari, R. X. and Ananyeva, A. and Appert, S. and Arai, K. and Areeda, J. S. and Asali, Y. and Aston, S. M. and Baer, A. M. and Ballmer, S. W. and Barker, D. and Barsotti, L. and Bartlett, J. and Berger, B. K. and Betzwieser, J. and Bhattacharjee, D. and Billingsley, G. and Biscans, S. and Blair, R. M. and Bode, N. and Booker, P. and Bork, R. and Bramley, A. and Brooks, A. F. and Brown, D. D. and Cannon, K. C. and Chen, X. and Ciobanu, A. A. and Cooper, S. J. and Compton, C. M. and Corley, K. R. and Countryman, S. T. and Coyne, D. C. and Datrier, L. E. H. and Davis, D. and Di Fronzo, C. and Dooley, K. L. and Driggers, J. C. and Dupej, P. and Etzel, T. and Evans, M. and Evans, T. M. and Feicht, J. and Fernandez-Galiana, A. and Fritschel, P. and Fulda, P. and Fyffe, M. and Giaime, J. A. and Giardina, K. D. and Godwin, P. and Gras, S. and Gray, C. and Gray, R. and Green, A. C. and Gustafson, E. K. and Gustafson, R. and Hanks, J. and Hanson, J. and Hasskew, R. K. and Heintze, M. C. and Holland, N. A. and Jones, J. D. and Kandhasamy, S. and Karki, S. and Kasprzack, M. and Kawabe, K. and King, P. J. and Kissel, J. S. and Kumar, Rahul and Landry, M. and Lane, B. B. and Lantz, B. and Lecoeuche, Y. K. and Leviton, J. and Liu, J. and Lormand, M. and Lundgren, A. P. and Macas, R. and MacInnis, M. and Macleod, D. M. and Márka, S. and Márka, Z. and Martynov, D. V. and Mason, K. and Massinger, T. J. and Matichard, F. and Mavalvala, N. and McClelland, D. E. and McCormick, S. and McCuller, L. and McIver, J. and McRae, T. and Mendell, G. and Merilh, E. L. and Meylahn, F. and Meyers, P. M. and Mistry, T. and Mittleman, R. and Moreno, G. and Mow-Lowry, C. M. and Mozzon, S. and Mullavey, A. and Nelson, T. J. N. and Nuttall, L. K. and Oberling, J. and Oram, Richard J. and Osthelder, C. and Ottaway, D. J. and Overmier, H. and Payne, E. and Penhorwood, R. and Perez, C. J. and Pirello, M. and Ramirez, K. E. and Richardson, J. W. and Riles, K. and Robertson, N. A. and Rollins, J. G. and Romel, C. L. and Romie, J. H. and Ross, M. P. and Ryan, K. and Sadecki, T. and Sanchez, E. J. and Sanchez, L. E. and Saravanan, T. R. and Schaetzl, D. and Schnabel, R. and Schwartz, E. and Sellers, D. and Shaffer, T. and Sigg, D. and Slagmolen, B. J. J. and Smith, J. R. and Sorazu, B. and Spencer, A. P. and Strain, K. A. and Sun, L. and Szczepańczyk, M. J. and Thomas, M. and Thomas, P. and Thorne, K. A. and Toland, K. and Torrie, C. I. and Traylor, G. and Urban, A. L. and Vajente, G. and Vander-Hyde, D. C. and Veitch, P. J. and Venkateswara, K. and Venugopalan, G. and Viets, A. D. and Vo, T. and Wade, M. and Ward, R. L. and Warner, J. and Weaver, B. and Weiss, R. and Whittle, C. and Willke, B. and Wipf, C. C. and Xiao, L. and Yamamoto, H. and Yu, Hang and Yu, Haocun and Zhang, L. and Zucker, M. E. and Zweizig, J. (2021) Environmental noise in advanced LIGO detectors. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 38 (14). Art. No. 145001. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/1361-6382/ac011a.

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The sensitivity of the advanced LIGO detectors to gravitational waves can be affected by environmental disturbances external to the detectors themselves. Since the transition from the former initial LIGO phase, many improvements have been made to the equipment and techniques used to investigate these environmental effects. These methods have aided in tracking down and mitigating noise sources throughout the first three observing runs of the advanced detector era, keeping the ambient contribution of environmental noise below the background noise levels of the detectors. In this paper we describe the methods used and how they have led to the mitigation of noise sources, the role that environmental monitoring has played in the validation of gravitational wave events, and plans for future observing runs.

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Additional Information:© 2021 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 5 February 2021; Revised 3 May 2021; Accepted 13 May 2021; Published 15 June 2021. LIGO was constructed by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with funding from the National Science Foundation and operates under Cooperative Agreement No. PHY-1764464. Advanced LIGO was built under Grant No. PHY-0823459. The authors acknowledge support from NSF Grants PHY-1607336, PHY-1912604, PHY-1806656, and PHY-1806656. For this paper, we use the data from the Advanced LIGO detectors and we used the LIGO computing clusters to perform the analysis and calculations. Data availability statement: The data that support the findings of this study are openly available at the following URL/DOI:
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