Status of advanced ground-based laser interferometers for gravitational-wave detection

K L Dooley, T Akutsu, S Dwyer, P Puppo
2015 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
Ground-based laser interferometers for gravitational-wave (GW) detection were first constructed starting 20 years ago and as of 2010 collection of several years' worth of science data at initial design sensitivities was completed. Upgrades to the initial detectors together with construction of brand new detectors are ongoing and feature advanced technologies to improve the sensitivity to GWs. This conference proceeding provides an overview of the common design features of ground-based laser
more » ... und-based laser interferometric GW detectors and establishes the context for the status updates of each of the four gravitational-wave detectors around the world: Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo, GEO600 and KAGRA.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/610/1/012012 fatcat:yktakyykargcda2eatah43bzsi