LIGO Document G0900349-v4

The Present and Near Future of LIGO

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The two 4 km arm laser interferometric gravitational wave observatories (LIGO) are virtually finished with their first set of upgrades called "Enhanced LIGO." Much of the design for Advanced LIGO, the next much more impressive set of upgrades is finished as well. In this presentation, I'll describe the upgrades completed for Enhanced and planned for Advanced LIGO, present recent accomplishments and goals for the detectors' displacement sensitivity, and include projected time tables for completion.
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The final version, presented 5:00pm April 17 2009.

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