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dc.contributor.authorAbbott, B.en
dc.contributor.authorLIGO Scientific Collaborationen
dc.contributor.authorVirgo Collaborationen
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, R.en
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, T.en
dc.contributor.authorAbernathy, M.en
dc.contributor.authorAcernese, F.en
dc.contributor.authorAckley, K.en
dc.contributor.authorAdams, C.en
dc.contributor.authorAdams, T.en
dc.contributor.authorAddesso, P.en
dc.contributor.authorAdhikari, R.en
dc.contributor.authorAdya, V.en
dc.contributor.authorAffeldt, C.en
dc.contributor.authorAgathos, M.en
dc.contributor.authorAgatsuma, K.en
dc.contributor.authorAggarwal, N.en
dc.contributor.authorAguiar, O.en
dc.contributor.authorAiello, L.en
dc.contributor.authorAin, A.en
dc.contributor.authoret al.en
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationPhysical Review Letters, 2016; 116(13):131103-1-131103-12en
dc.identifier.issn0031-9007en
dc.identifier.issn1079-7114en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/99788-
dc.descriptionS. E. Hollitt ... D. J. Hosken ... E. J. King ... J. Munch ... D. J. Ottaway ... P. J. Veitch are members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaborationen
dc.description.abstractFollowing a major upgrade, the two advanced detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) held their first observation run between September 2015 and January 2016. With a strain sensitivity of 10^{-23}/sqrt[Hz] at 100 Hz, the product of observable volume and measurement time exceeded that of all previous runs within the first 16 days of coincident observation. On September 14, 2015, the Advanced LIGO detectors observed a transient gravitational-wave signal determined to be the coalescence of two black holes [B. P. Abbott et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 061102 (2016)], launching the era of gravitational-wave astronomy. The event, GW150914, was observed with a combined signal-to-noise ratio of 24 in coincidence by the two detectors. Here, we present the main features of the detectors that enabled this observation. At full sensitivity, the Advanced LIGO detectors are designed to deliver another factor of 3 improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio for binary black hole systems similar in mass to GW150914.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityB. P. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Societyen
dc.rights© 2016 American Physical Societyen
dc.subjectLIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaborationen
dc.titleGW150914: The advanced LIGO detectors in the era of first discoveriesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0030046796en
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.131103en
dc.identifier.pubid243528-
pubs.library.collectionIPAS publicationsen
pubs.library.teamDS07en
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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