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Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project: overview and status

Savage, R. L., Jr. (1998) Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project: overview and status. In: Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection. Proceedings of SPIE. No.3270. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 2-13. ISBN 9780819427090.

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The LIGO Project is a joint effort between the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build and operate a novel astronomical observatory that directly senses gravitational waves, and in doing so open a new observational window to the universe. Installation of detector components is planned to begin in the spring of 1998 with the first data run at the designed strain sensitivity of h ~ 2 X 10^(-23) m/√Hz scheduled to begin in 2002.

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Additional Information:© 1998 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The LIGO project is supported by the National Science Foundation under cooperative agreement PHY-9210038. The work reported here is that of the entire LIGO team, past and present. The author gratefully acknowledges enlightening discussions with F. J. Raab and the assistance of P. J. King with the preparation and editing of this manuscript. He also thanks D. J. Vieira for his invitation and encouragement to participate in this interesting conference session.
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Subject Keywords:LIGO, gravitational wave, astronomy, interferometer
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Official Citation:Richard L. Savage, "Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project: overview and status", Proc. SPIE 3270, Methods for Ultrasensitive Detection, (15 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308362;
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