Status of the Advanced Virgo gravitational wave detector

F. Acernese, T. Adams, K. Agatsuma, L. Aiello, A. Allocca, A. Amato, S. Antier, N. Arnaud, S. Ascenzi, P. Astone, P. Bacon, M.K.M. Bader, F. Baldaccini, G. Ballardin, F. Barone, M. Barsuglia, D. Barta, A. Basti, M. Bawaj, M. BazzanM. Bejger, I. Belahcene, D. Bersanetti, A. Bertolini, M. Bitossi, M.A. Bizouard, S. Bloemen, M. Boer, G. Bogaert, F. Bondu, R. Bonnand, B.A. Boom, V. Boschi, Y. Bouffanais, A. Bozzi, C. Bradaschia, M. Branchesi, T. Briant, A. Brillet, V. Brisson, T. Bulik, H.J. Bulten, D. Buskulic, C. Buy, G. Cagnoli, E. Calloni, M. Canepa, P. Canizares, E. Capocasa, F. Carbognani, J.F.J. van den Brand

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Abstract

Advanced Virgo is the French Italian second generation laser gravitational wave detector, successor of the Initial Virgo. This new interferometer keeps only the infrastructure of its predecessor and aims to be ten times more sensitive, with its first science run planned for 2017. This article gives an overview of the Advanced Virgo design and the technical choices behind it. Finally, the up-to-date progresses and the planned upgrade for the following years are detailed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1744003
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Volume32
Issue number28-29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gravitational wave
  • Virgo
  • laser interferometer

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