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Gravitational radiation detection with laser interferometry

Adhikari, Rana X. (2014) Gravitational radiation detection with laser interferometry. Reviews of Modern Physics, 86 (1). pp. 121-151. ISSN 0034-6861. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140515-124945964

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Abstract

Gravitational-wave detection has been pursued relentlessly for over 40 years. With the imminent operation of a new generation of laser interferometers, it is expected that detections will become a common occurrence. The research into more ambitious detectors promises to allow the field to move beyond detection and into the realm of precision science using gravitational radiation. In this article, the state of art for the detectors is reviewed and an outlook for the coming decades is described.


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Adhikari, Rana X.0000-0002-5731-5076
Additional Information:© 2014 American Physical Society. Received 7 March 2013; Published 21 February 2014. I thank the international community of scientists involved in the search for gravitational waves; I have learned much from them in the last decade. In particular, I thank K. Arai, L. Barsotti, M. Barsuglia, V. Frolov, H. Grote, H. Lu¨ck, J. Marque, D. Tatsumi, and G. Vajente for detailed information on the first generation interferometers and their noise sources. I am grateful to M. Ando, Y. Aso, P. Fritschel, S. Hild, and G. Losurdo for detailed information on the second generation interferometers. I must also thank M. Coughlin, J. C. Driggers, and J. Harms for assembling the updated seismic information from the worldwide network and producing the recent estimates of Newtonian gravity noise, P. Kwee for the information on the AEI 200Wlaser, C. Vorvick for images of the LIGO optic scattering, T. Akutsu for information on DECIGO, W.W. Johnson for elucidation on the sensitivity of bar detectors, S. E. Whitcomb for discussions about excess gas, and E. K. Gustafson and K. Arai for a careful reading of the manuscript. I gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-0555406.
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