Status of the GEO600 gravitational wave detector

B. Willke, P. Aufmuth, C. Aulbert, S. Babak, R. Balasubramanian, B. W. Barr, S. Berukoff, S. Bose, G. Cagnoli, M. M. Casey, D. Churches, C. N. Colacino, D. R.M. Crooks, C. Cutler, K. Danzmann, R. Davies, R. Dupuis, E. Elliffe, C. Fallnich, A. FreiseS. Goßler, A. Grant, H. Grote, J. Harms, G. Heinzel, S. Herden, A. Hepstonstall, M. Heurs, M. Hewitson, J. Hough, O. Jennrich, K. Kawabe, K. Kötter, V. Leonhardt, H. Lück, M. Malec, P. W. McNamara, K. Mossavi, S. Mohanty, S. Mukherjee, S. Nagano, G. P. Newton, B. J. Owen, M. A. Papa, M. V. Plissi, V. Quetschke, L. Ribichini, D. I. Robertson, N. A. Robertson, S. Rowan, A. Rüdiger, B. S. Sathyaprakash, R. Schilling, B. F. Schutz, F. Seifert, A. M. Sintes, K. D. Skeldon, P. Sneddon, K. A. Strain, I. Taylor, C. I. Torrie, A. Vecchio, H. Ward, U. Weiland, H. Welling, P. Williams, W. Winkler, G. Woan, I. Zawischa

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The GE0600 laser interferometric gravitational wave detector is approaching the end of its commissioning phase which started in 1995. During a test run in January 2002 the detector was operated for 15 days in a power-recycled michelson configuration. The detector and environmental data which were acquired during this test run were used to test the data analysis code. This paper describes the subsystems of GE0600: the status of the detector by August 2002 and the plans towards the first science run.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-246
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
EventGravitational - Wave Detection - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 23 2002Aug 25 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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