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Título Advanced Interferometers and the Search for Gravitational Waves: Lectures from the First VESF School on Advanced Detectors for Gravitational WavesLibro Electrónico / En Línea - Libro
Parte de Springer eBooks 2014: Colección 2013-2014
Autor(es) Bassan, Massimo (Autor)
SpringerLink (Online service) (Autor Corporativo)
Descripción Fí­sica 1 recurso en línea
Idioma Ingles;
Series Astrophysics and Space Science Library
ISBN 9783319037929
Clasificación(es) 530.1
Materia(s) Physics.; Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory; Astronomy, Observations and Techniques; Astrophysics and Astroparticles; Measurement Science and Instrumentation;
Nota(s) The search for gravitational radiation with optical interferometers is gaining momentum worldwide. Beside the VIRGO and GEO gravitational wave observatories in Europe and the two LIGOs in the United States, which have operated successfully during the past decade, further observatories are being completed (KAGRA in Japan) or planned (ILIGO in India). The sensitivity of the current observatories, although spectacular, has not allowed direct discovery of gravitational waves. The advanced detectors (Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo), at present in the development phase, will improve sensitivity by a factor of 10, probing the universe up to 200 Mpc for signal from inspiraling binary compact stars. This book covers all experimental aspects of the search for gravitational radiation with optical interferometers. Every facet of the technological development underlying the evolution of advanced interferometers is thoroughly described, from configuration to optics and coatings, and from thermal compensation to suspensions and controls. All key ingredients of an advanced detector are covered, including the solutions implemented in first-generation detectors, their limitations, and how to overcome them.  Each issue is addressed with special reference to the solution adopted for Advanced VIRGO, but constant attention is also paid to other strategies, in particular those chosen for Advanced LIGO
Resumen Preface -- Foreword -- Towards gravitational wave astronomy -- The science case for advanced gravitational wave Detectors -- Interferometer configurations -- Pre Stabilized Lasers for Advanced detectors -- Input Optics System -- Readout, sensing and control -- An introduction to the Virgo Suspension System -- Thermal noise in laser interferometer gravitational wave detectors -- Thermal effects and other wave-front aberrations in recycling cavities -- Stray Light Issues -- A Basic Introduction to Quantum Noise and Quantum-Non-Demolition Techniques -- The Parametric Instability in advanced gravitational-wave interferometers -- A Third Generation Gravitational Wave Observatory: the Einstein Telescope -- Low Temperature and Gravitation Wave detectors
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