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Calibration uncertainty for Advanced LIGO’s first and second observing runs

Cahillane, Craig and Betzwieser, Joe and Brown, Duncan A. and Goetz, Evan and Hall, Evan D. and Izumi, Kiwamu and Kandhasamy, Shivaraj and Karki, Sudarshan and Kissel, Jeff S. and Mendell, Greg and Savage, Richard L. and Tuyenbayev, Darkhan and Urban, Alex and Viets, Aaron and Wade, Madeline and Weinstein, Alan J. (2017) Calibration uncertainty for Advanced LIGO’s first and second observing runs. Physical Review D, 96 (10). Art. No. 102001. ISSN 2470-0010. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20171108-085946333

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Abstract

Calibration of the Advanced LIGO detectors is the quantification of the detectors’ response to gravitational waves. Gravitational waves incident on the detectors cause phase shifts in the interferometer laser light which are read out as intensity fluctuations at the detector output. Understanding this detector response to gravitational waves is crucial to producing accurate and precise gravitational wave strain data. Estimates of binary black hole and neutron star parameters and tests of general relativity require well-calibrated data, as miscalibrations will lead to biased results. We describe the method of producing calibration uncertainty estimates for both LIGO detectors in the first and second observing runs.


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https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.03023arXivDiscussion Paper
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Weinstein, Alan J.0000-0002-0928-6784
Additional Information:© 2017 American Physical Society. Received 11 August 2017; published 8 November 2017. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and Advanced LIGO as well as the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) of the United Kingdom, the Max-Planck-Society (MPS), and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction of Advanced LIGO and construction and operation of the GEO600 detector. Additional support for Advanced LIGO was provided by the Australian Research Council. The authors gratefully acknowledge the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, for the construction and operation of the Virgo detector and the creation and support of the EGO consortium. The authors also gratefully acknowledge research support from these agencies as well as by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, Department of Science and Technology, India, Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, India, the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, the Conselleria d’Economia i Competitivitat and Conselleria d’Educació, Cultura i Universitats of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the National Science Centre of Poland, the European Union, the Royal Society, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, the Lyon Institute of Origins (LIO), 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 Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, the Research Corporation, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan and the Kavli Foundation. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the NSF, STFC, MPS, INFN, CNRS and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for provision of computational resources. This article has been assigned the LIGO document number P1600139.
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European UnionUNSPECIFIED
Royal SocietyUNSPECIFIED
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National Research Foundation of KoreaUNSPECIFIED
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