LIGO Document P1400129-v3

Gravitational-wave sensitivity curves

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There are several common conventions in use by the gravitational-wave community to describe the amplitude of sources and the sensitivity of detectors. These are frequently confused. We outline the merits of and differences between the various quantities used for parameterizing noise curves and characterizing gravitational-wave amplitudes. We conclude by producing plots that consistently compare different detectors. Similar figures an be generated on-line for general use at .
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Published in Class Quant Grav vol. 32 pg. 015014.
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arXiv:1404.0740 [gr-qc]

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