Gravitational Wave Detection by Interferometry
by Matthew Pitkin, Stuart Reid, Sheila Rowan, Jim Hough
Publisher: arXiv 2011
Number of pages: 80
The main theme of this review is a discussion of the mechanical and optical principles used in the various long baseline systems in operation around the world - LIGO (USA), Virgo (Italy/France), TAMA300 and LCGT (Japan), and GEO600 (Germany/U.K.) - and in LISA, a proposed space-borne interferometer.
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