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Characterization of the LIGO detectors during their sixth science run

Aasi, J. and Abadie, J. and Abbott, B. P. and Abbott, R. and Abernathy, M. R. and Adhikari, R. X. and Ajith, P. and Anderson, R. A. and Anderson, S. B. and Arai, K. and Araya, M. C. and Austin, L. and Barayoga, J. C. and Billingsley, G. and Black, E. and Blackburn, J. K. and Bork, R. and Brooks, A. F. and Cepeda, C. and Chakraborty, R. and Chalermsongsak, T. and Coyne, D. C. and Daudert, B. and Dergachev, V. and Driggers, J. C. and Ehrens, P. and Etzel, T. and Fotopoulos, N. and Gushwa, K. E. and Gustafson, E. K. and Hall, E. and Harms, J. and Heefner, J. and Heptonstall, A. W. and Hodge, K. A. and Ivanov, A. and Jacobson, M. and James, E. and Kalmus, P. and Kells, W. and King, P. J. and Kondrashov, V. and Korth, W. Z. and Kozak, D. B. and Lazzarini, A. and Lewis, J. B. and Litvine, V. and Lloyd, D. and Mageswaran, M. and Mailand, K. and Maros, E. and Martynov, D. and Marx, J. N. and McIntyre, G. and Meshkov, S. and Nash, T. and Ogin, G. H. and Osthelder, C. and Pedraza, M. and Phelps, M. and Poux, C. and Price, L. R. and Privitera, S. and Quintero, E. and Raymond, V. and Reitze, D. H. and Robertson, N. A. and Rollins, J. G. and Sannibale, V. and Seifert, F. and Singer, A. and Singer, L. and Smith, M. R. and Smith-Lefebvre, N. D. and Taylor, R. and Thirugnanasambandam, M. P. and Thrane, E. and Torrie, C. I. and Vass, S. and Wallace, L. and Weinstein, A. J. and Whitcomb, S. E. and Williams, R. and Yamamoto, H. and Yeaton-Massey, D. and Zhang, L. and Zweizig, J. and Chen, Y. and Gossan, S. and Hong, T. and Kaufman, K. and Luan, J. and Miao, H. and Ott, C. D. and Thorne, K. S. and Vallisneri, M. and Yang, H. and Drever, R. W. P. (2015) Characterization of the LIGO detectors during their sixth science run. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 32 (11). Art. No. 115012. ISSN 0264-9381. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150622-120844267

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Abstract

In 2009–2010, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) operated together with international partners Virgo and GEO600 as a network to search for gravitational waves (GWs) of astrophysical origin. The sensitivity of these detectors was limited by a combination of noise sources inherent to the instrumental design and its environment, often localized in time or frequency, that couple into the GW readout. Here we review the performance of the LIGO instruments during this epoch, the work done to characterize the detectors and their data, and the effect that transient and continuous noise artefacts have on the sensitivity of LIGO to a variety of astrophysical sources.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/32/11/115012DOIArticle
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Adhikari, R. X.0000-0002-5731-5076
Billingsley, G.0000-0002-4141-2744
Korth, W. Z.0000-0003-3527-1348
Kozak, D. B.0000-0003-3118-8950
Weinstein, A. J.0000-0002-0928-6784
Williams, R.0000-0002-9145-8580
Zweizig, J.0000-0002-1521-3397
Ott, C. D.0000-0003-4993-2055
Vallisneri, M.0000-0002-4162-0033
Additional Information:© 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 18 November 2014, revised 12 March 2015. Accepted for publication 31 March 2015. Published 13 May 2015. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory, the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Max-Planck-Society, and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction and operation of the GEO600 detector, and the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique for the construction and operation of the Virgo detector. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the research by these agencies and by the Australian Research Council, the International Science Linkages program of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy, the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, the Conselleria d’Economia Hisenda i Innovació of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter supported by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the FOCUS Programme of Foundation for Polish Science, the Royal Society, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Research Foundation of Korea, Industry Canada and the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, the National Science and Engineering Research Council Canada, the Carnegie Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P Sloan Foundation.
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Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)UNSPECIFIED
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)UNSPECIFIED
Australian Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
International Science Linkages program of the Commonwealth of AustraliaUNSPECIFIED
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India)UNSPECIFIED
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)UNSPECIFIED
Conselleria d’Economia Hisenda i Innovació of the Govern de les Illes BalearsUNSPECIFIED
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Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland)UNSPECIFIED
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Royal Society UNSPECIFIED
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Scottish Universities Physics Alliance UNSPECIFIED
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National Research Foundation of Korea UNSPECIFIED
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Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and InnovationUNSPECIFIED
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David and Lucile Packard FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Research CorporationUNSPECIFIED
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
State of Niedersachsen/GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:LIGO, gravitational waves, detector characterization
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Space Radiation Laboratory2015-39
Classification Code:PACS: 04.80.Nn; 95.55.yM; 98.70.rZ; 07.60.Ly. MSC: 85C35
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Official Citation:Characterization of the LIGO detectors during their sixth science run J Aasi et al 2015 Class. Quantum Grav. 32 115012
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