Detector description and performance for the first coincidence observations between LIGO and GEO

  title={Detector description and performance for the first coincidence observations between LIGO and GEO},
  author={M. M. Fejerl and M. Finea and L. S. Finnaa and E. Flanaganab and A. Freisev and R. Freyo and P. Fritschelc and V. Frolovb and M. Fyffeb and K. S. Ganezerac and J. A. Giaimes and A. Gillespiea and K. Godac and G. Gonz and alezs and S. Go and lerg and P. Grandcl and ementm and A. Grantk and C. Grayj and A. M. Gretarssonb and D. Grimmetta and H. Grotev and S. Grunewaldh and M. Guentherj and E. Gustafsonl and R. Gustafsont and W. O. Hamiltons and M. Hammondb and J. Hansonb and C. Hardhaml and G. Harryc and A. Hartuniana and J. Heefnera and Y. Hefetzc and G. Heinzelv and I. S. Hengg and M. Hennessyl and N. Heplerv and A. Heptonstallk and M. Heursg and M. Hewitsonk and N. Hindmanj and P. Hoanga and J. Houghk and M. Hrynevycha and W. Hual and R. Ingleyad and M. Itoo and Y. Itohh and Alyona Ivanova and O. Jennrichk and W. W. Johnsons and W. Johnstonf and L. Jonesa and D. Jungwirtha and V. Kalogeram and E. Katsavounidisc and K. Kawabex and S. Kawamuraae and W. Kellsa and J. Kernb and A. Khanb and S. Killbournk and C. J. Killowk and Christina Kimm and C. Kinga and P. Kinga and S. Klimenkoe and P. Kloevekornv and S. Korandad and K. Koteswararao and otterg and J. Kovalikb and D. Kozaka and B. Krishnanh and M. Landryj and J. Langdaleb and B. Lantzl and R. Lawrencec and A. Lazzarinia and M. Leia and V. Leonhardtg and I. Leonoro and K. Libbrechta and P. Lindquista and S. Liua and J. Logana and M. Lormandb and M. Lubinskij and H. L.G.H. and uckg and T. T. Lyonsa and B. Machenschalkh and M. MacInnisc and M. Mageswarana and K. Mailanda and W. Majida and M. Malecg and Francesco Manna and Alexander Marinc and S. Manju and arkaa and E. Marosa and J. Masona and K. Masonc and O. Mathernyj and L. Matonej and N. Mavalvalac and R. McCarthyj and D. E. McClellandw and M. McHughaf and P. McNamarak and G. Mendellj and Svetlana B. Meshkova and C. Messengerad and V. P. Mitrofanovao and G. Mitselmakhere and R. Mittlemanc and O. Miyakawaa and S. Miyokia and S. Mohantyh and G. Morenoj and K. Mossaviv and B. Moursa and G. Muellere and S. Mukherjeeh and J. Myersj and S. Naganov and T. Nashag and H. Naundorfh and R. Nayaky and G. Newtonk and F. Noceraa and P. Nutzmanm and T. Olsonah and B. O’Reillyb and D. J. Ottawayc and A. Ottewilld and D. Ouimettea and H. Overmierb and B. J. Owenaa and M. A. Papah and C. Parameswariahb and V. Parameswariahj and M. Pedrazaa and S. Pennai and M. Pitkink and M. Plissik and M. Prattc and V. Quetschkeg and F. Raabj and H. Radkinsj and R. Rahkolao and M. Rakhmanove and S. R. Raoa and D. Reddinga and M. W. Regehra and T. Regimbauc and K. T. Reillya and K. Reithmaiera and D. H. Reitzee},
  • M. M. Fejerl, M. Finea, +160 authors D. H. Reitzee
  • Published 2003
For 17 days in August and September 2002, the LIGO and GEO interferometer gravitational wave detectors were operated in coincidence to produce their first data for scientific analysis. Although the detectors were still far from their design sensitivity levels, the data can be used to place better upper limits on the flux of gravitational waves incident on the earth than previous direct measurements. This paper describes the instruments and the data in some detail, as a companion to analysis… CONTINUE READING


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