LIGO Document P1500001-v1

[Thesis] Noise Cancellation for Gravitational Wave Detectors

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LIGO-P1500001-v1
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Abstract:
The LIGO gravitational wave detectors are on the brink of making the first direct detections of gravitational waves. Noise cancellation techniques are described, in order to simplify the commissioning of these detectors as well as significantly improve their sensitivity to astrophysical sources. Future upgrades to the ground based detectors will require further cancellation of Newtonian gravitational noise in order to make the transition from detectors striving to make the first direct detection of gravitational waves, to observatories extracting physics from many, many detections. Techniques for this noise cancellation are described, as well as the work remaining in this realm.
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