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ID: 271564.0, MPI für Gravitationsphysik / Laser Interferometry & Gravitational Wave Astronomy
GEO600: building a gravitational wave observatory
Authors:Hewitson, Martin; for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2005
Title of Journal:Proceedings of Science
Sequence Number:031
Name of Conference/Meeting:International Europhysics Conference on High-Energy Physics
Place of Conference/Meeting:Lisbon, Portugal
(Start) Date of Conference/Meeting
 (YYYY-MM-DD):
2005-07-21
End Date of Conference/Meeting 
 (YYYY-MM-DD):
2005-07-27
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:An international network of laser-interferometric gravitational wave detectors is nearing the end of the main commissioning phase and will soon enter into an extended observational period, collecting data for a duration of order one year. This article outlines the construction, design and commissioning of the GEO600 gravitational wave observatory. GEO600 is a laserinterferometric gravitational wave detector which has 600m long arms and uses advanced optical and suspension techniques to achieve a sensitivity comparable to the longer base-line detectors currently operating in the U.S.A and Europe.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:Karsten Danzmann
Affiliations:MPI für Gravitationsphysik/GEO 600
MPI für Gravitationsphysik/Laser Interferometry & Gravitational Wave Astronomy
MPI für Gravitationsphysik/Teilinstitut Hannover
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