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Status of the GEO600 gravitational wave detector
Author(s): Benno Willke; P. Aufmuth; C. Aulbert; S. Babak; R. Balasubramanian; B. W. Barr; S. Berukoff; S. Bose; Gianpietro Cagnoli; M. M. Casey; D. Churches; C. N. Colacino; David R.M. Crooks; C. Cutler; K. Danzmann; R. Davies; Rejean Dupuis; E. Elliffe; Carsten Fallnich; A. Freise; S. Gossler; A. Grant; H. Grote; J. Harms; G. Heinzel; S. Herden; A. Hepstonstall; M. Heurs; M. Hewitson; James Hough; O. Jennrich; K. Kawabe; K. Koetter; V. Leonhardt; H. Lueck; M. Malec; Paul McNamara; Kasem 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; Sheila Rowan; Albrecht Ruediger; B. S. Sathyaprakash; R. Schilling; B. F. Schutz; F. Seifert; A. M. Sintes; K. D. Skeldon; Peter Sneddon; Kenneth A. Strain; I. Taylor; C. I. Torrie; Alberto Vecchio; H. Ward; U. Weiland; Herbert Welling; P. Williams; Walter Winkler; G. Woan; Ivo Zawischa
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Paper Abstract

The GEO600 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 GEO600, the status of the detector by August 2002 and the plans towards the first science run.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4856, Gravitational-Wave Detection, (26 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459095
Show Author Affiliations
Benno Willke, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
P. Aufmuth, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
C. Aulbert, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
S. Babak, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
R. Balasubramanian, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
B. W. Barr, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
S. Berukoff, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
S. Bose, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
Gianpietro Cagnoli, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
M. M. Casey, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
D. Churches, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
C. N. Colacino, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
David R.M. Crooks, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
C. Cutler, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
K. Danzmann, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
R. Davies, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Rejean Dupuis, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
E. Elliffe, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Carsten Fallnich, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
A. Freise, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
S. Gossler, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
A. Grant, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
H. Grote, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
J. Harms, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
G. Heinzel, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
S. Herden, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
A. Hepstonstall, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
M. Heurs, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
M. Hewitson, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
James Hough, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
O. Jennrich, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
K. Kawabe, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
K. Koetter, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
V. Leonhardt, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
H. Lueck, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
M. Malec, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
Paul McNamara, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Kasem Mossavi, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
S. Mohanty, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
S. Mukherjee, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
S. Nagano, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
G. P. Newton, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
B. J. Owen, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
M. A. Papa, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
M. V. Plissi, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (United Kingdom)
V. Quetschke, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
L. Ribichini, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
D. I. Robertson, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
N. A. Robertson, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Sheila Rowan, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Albrecht Ruediger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
B. S. Sathyaprakash, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
R. Schilling, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
B. F. Schutz, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
F. Seifert, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
A. M. Sintes, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
K. D. Skeldon, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Peter Sneddon, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Kenneth A. Strain, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
I. Taylor, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
C. I. Torrie, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Alberto Vecchio, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
H. Ward, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
U. Weiland, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
Herbert Welling, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
P. Williams, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Germany)
Walter Winkler, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
G. Woan, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Ivo Zawischa, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4856:
Gravitational-Wave Detection
Peter Saulson; Adrian M. Cruise, Editor(s)

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