Vincent Loriette

Learn More
  • J Abadie, B P Abbott, +497 authors L Pinard
  • Physical review letters
  • 2011
The gravitational-wave (GW) sky may include nearby pointlike sources as well as stochastic backgrounds. We perform two directional searches for persistent GWs using data from the LIGO S5 science run: one optimized for pointlike sources and one for arbitrary extended sources. Finding no evidence to support the detection of GWs, we present 90% confidence(More)
Structured illumination microscopy is a recent imaging technique that aims at going beyond the classical optical resolution by reconstructing high-resolution (HR) images from low-resolution (LR) images acquired through modulation of the transfer function of the microscope. The classical implementation has a number of drawbacks, such as requiring a large(More)
Fluorescence imaging is a versatile tool for biological and preclinical studies with steady improvements in performance thanks to instrumentation and probe developments. The sensitive detection and imaging of deep targets in vivo is especially challenging due to the diffusion and absorption of light by the tissues and to the emission of autofluorescence(More)
Gravitational waves from a variety of sources are predicted to superpose to create a stochastic background. This background is expected to contain unique information from throughout the history of the Universe that is unavailable through standard electromagnetic observations, making its study of fundamental importance to understanding the evolution of the(More)
In this paper, we propose a new method to reconstruct high resolution images from structured illumination microscopy. It consists of estimating the illumination pattern parameters with a multiscale analysis in the Fourier domain and filtering the significative features with a statistical test. Our method is fast and automatic, aiming at being(More)
A collinear photothermal detection bench is described that makes use of a position-modulated heating source instead of the classic power-modulated source. This new modulation scheme increases by almost a factor 2 the sensitivity of a standard mirage bench. This bench is then used to measure the absorption coefficient of OH-free synthetic fused silica at(More)
We collect and resolve spectrally and temporally the photoluminescence of single CdSe nanoplatelets. The emission intensity of single nanoplatelets at room temperature shows ON and OFF periods with a usual blinking statistics, while at 20 K, their emission intensity can be extremely stable in time. At room temperature, the emission spectra of single(More)
A stochastic background of gravitational waves is expected to arise from a superposition of a large number of unresolved gravitational-wave sources of astrophysical and cosmological origin. It should carry unique signatures from the earliest epochs in the evolution of the Universe, inaccessible to standard astrophysical observations. Direct measurements of(More)
We present a possible observing scenario for the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo gravitational-wave detectors over the next decade, with the intention of providing information to the astronomy community to facilitate planning for multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves. We determine the expected sensitivity of the network to transient(More)
The gravitational wave detector Virgo is presently being commissioned. A significant part of last year was spent in setting up the cavity length control system. This work was carried out with steps of increasing complexity: locking a simple FabryPerot cavity, then a Michelson interferometer with Fabry-Perot cavities in both arms, and finally recycling the(More)