Exploring the sensitivity of next generation gravitational wave detectors

B. P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T. D. Abbott, M. R. Abernathy, K. Ackley, C. Adams, P. Addesso, R. X. Adhikari, V. B. Adya, C. Affeldt, N. Aggarwal, O. D. Aguiar, A. Ain, P. Ajith, B. Allen, P. A. Altin, S. B. Anderson, W. G. Anderson, K. Arai, M. C. ArayaC. C. Arceneaux, J. S. Areeda, K. G. Arun, G. Ashton, M. Ast, S. M. Aston, P. Aufmuth, C. Aulbert, S. Babak, P. T. Baker, S. W. Ballmer, J. C. Barayoga, S. E. Barclay, B. C. Barish, D. Barker, B. Barr, L. Barsotti, J. Bartlett, I. Bartos, R. Bassiri, J. C. Batch, C. Baune, A. S. Bell, B. K. Berger, G. Bergmann, C. P L Berry, J. Betzwieser, S. Bhagwat, R. Bhandare, V. Mandic, ligo Scientific Collaboration

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Abstract

The second-generation of gravitational-wave detectors are just starting operation, and have already yielding their first detections. Research is now concentrated on how to maximize the scientific potential of gravitational-wave astronomy. To support this effort, we present here design targets for a new generation of detectors, which will be capable of observing compact binary sources with high signal-to-noise ratio throughout the Universe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number044001
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 24 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
LIGO was constructed by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with funding from the National Science Foundation, and operates under cooperative agreement PHY-0757058. Advanced LIGO was built under award PHY- 0823459. This paper carries LIGO Document Number LIGO-P1600143.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Keywords

  • LIGO
  • cosmic explorer
  • gravitational waves

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