Advanced Virgo Plus: Future Perspectives

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Abstract

While completing the commissioning phase to prepare the Virgo interferometer for the next joint Observation Run (O4), the Virgo collaboration is also finalizing the design of the next upgrades to the detector to be employed in the following Observation Run (O5). The major upgrade will concern decreasing the thermal noise limit, which will imply using very large test masses and increased laser beam size. But this will not be the only upgrade to be implemented in the break between the O4 and O5 observation runs to increase the Virgo detector strain sensitivity. The paper will cover the challenges linked to this upgrade and implications on the detector's reach and observational potential, reflecting the talk given at 12th Cosmic Ray International Seminar - CRIS 2022 held in September 2022 in Napoli.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th Cosmic Ray International Seminar
Number of pages11
Volume2429
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023
Event12th Cosmic Ray International Seminar - Napoli, Italy
Duration: 12 Sept 202216 Sept 2022
https://agenda.infn.it/event/29965/

Publication series

SeriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series
ISSN1742-6588

Conference

Conference12th Cosmic Ray International Seminar
Abbreviated titleCRIS 2022
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityNapoli
Period12/09/2216/09/22
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