# The Advanced LIGO photon calibrators.

@article{Karki2016TheAL, title={The Advanced LIGO photon calibrators.}, author={S. Karki and D. Tuyenbayev and S. Kandhasamy and B. Abbott and T. Abbott and E. H. Anders and J. Berliner and J. Betzwieser and C. Cahillane and L. Canete and C. Conley and H. Daveloza and N. De Lillo and J. Gleason and E. Goetz and K. Izumi and J. Kissel and G. Mendell and V. Quetschke and M. Rodruck and S. Sachdev and T. Sadecki and P. Schwinberg and A. Sottile and M. Wade and A. Weinstein and M. West and R. Savage}, journal={The Review of scientific instruments}, year={2016}, volume={87 11}, pages={ 114503 } }

The two interferometers of the Laser Interferometry Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) recently detected gravitational waves from the mergers of binary black hole systems. Accurate calibration of the output of these detectors was crucial for the observation of these events and the extraction of parameters of the sources. The principal tools used to calibrate the responses of the second-generation (Advanced) LIGO detectors to gravitational waves are systems based on radiation pressure andâ€¦Â Expand

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