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Astrophysical science metrics for next-generation gravitational-wave detectors

Adhikari, R. X. and Ajith, P. and Chen, Y. and Clark, J. A. and Dergachev, V. and Fotopoulos, N. V. and Gossan, S. E. and Mandel, I. and Okounkova, M. and Raymond, V. and Read, J. S. (2019) Astrophysical science metrics for next-generation gravitational-wave detectors. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 36 (24). Art. No. 245010. ISSN 0264-9381. doi:10.1088/1361-6382/ab3cff.

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The second generation of gravitational-wave (GW) detectors are being built and tuned all over the world. The detection of signals from binary black holes is beginning to fulfil the promise of GW astronomy. In this work, we examine several possible configurations for third-generation laser interferometers in existing km-scale facilities. We propose a set of astrophysically motivated metrics to evaluate detector performance. We measure the impact of detector design choices against these metrics, providing a quantitative cost-benefit analyses of the resulting scientific payoffs.

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Adhikari, R. X.0000-0002-5731-5076
Ajith, P.0000-0001-7519-2439
Chen, Y.0000-0002-9730-9463
Gossan, S. E.0000-0002-8138-9198
Mandel, I.0000-0002-6134-8946
Okounkova, M.0000-0001-7869-5496
Additional Information:© 2019 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 20 May 2019, revised 25 July 2019; Accepted for publication 20 August 2019; Published 14 November 2019. RXA, PA and IM performed part of this work at the Aspen Center for Physics, which is supported by National Science Foundation Grant PHY-1066293. JAC acknowledges support under NSF PHYS-1505824 and PHYS-1505524. JSR acknowledges support from NSF PHYS-1307545 and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. RXA, PA and YC acknowledge support from the Indo-US Centre for the Exploration of Extreme Gravity funded by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF/JC-029/2016). In addition, PA's research was supported by a Ramanujan Fellowship from the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India, and by the Max Planck Society through a Max Planck Partner Group at ICTS.
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Indo-US Science and Technology ForumIUSSTF/JC-029/2016
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Subject Keywords:gravitational waves, black holes, gravitational-wave detectors
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LIGO DocumentT1200099
Issue or Number:24
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Official Citation:R X Adhikari et al 2019 Class. Quantum Grav. 36 245010
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:14 Nov 2019 21:33
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