Noise from scattered light in Virgo's second science run data

T. Accadia, F. Acernese, F. Antonucci, P. Astone, G. Ballardin, F. Barone, M. Barsuglia, Th S. Bauer, M. G. Beker, A. Belletoile, S. Birindelli, M. Bitossi, M. A. Bizouard, M. Blom, F. Bondu, L. Bonelli, R. Bonnand, V. Boschi, L. Bosi, B. BouhouS. Braccini, C. Bradaschia, A. Brillet, V. Brisson, R. Budzyński, T. Bulik, H. J. Bulten, D. Buskulic, C. Buy, G. Cagnoli, E. Calloni, E. Campagna, B. Canuel, F. Carbognani, F. Cavalier, R. Cavalieri, G. Cella, E. Cesarini, E. Chassande Mottin, A. Chincarini, F. Cleva, E. Coccia, C. N. Colacino, J. Colas, A. Colla, M. Colombini, A. Corsi, J. P. Coulon, E. Cuoco, S. D'Antonio, V. Dattilo, M. Davier, R. Day, R. De Rosa, G. Debreczeni, M. Del Prete, L. Di Fiore, A. Di Lieto, M. Di Paolo Emilio, A. Di Virgilio, A. Dietz, M. Drago, V. Fafone, I. Ferrante, F. Fidecaro, I. Fiori, R. Flaminio, J. D. Fournier, J. Franc, S. Frasca, F. Frasconi, A. Freise, M. Galimberti, L. Gammaitoni, F. Garufi, M. Gáspár, G. Gemme, E. Genin, A. Gennai, A. Giazotto, R. Gouaty, M. Granata, C. Greverie, G. M. Guidi, J. F. Hayau, H. Heitmann, P. Hello, S. Hild, D. Huet, P. Jaranowski, I. Kowalska, A. Królak, N. Leroy, N. Letendre, T. G F Li, M. Lorenzini, V. Loriette, G. Losurdo, E. Majorana, I. Maksimovic, N. Man, M. Mantovani, F. Marchesoni, F. Marion, J. Marque, F. Martelli, A. Masserot, C. Michel, L. Milano, Y. Minenkov, M. Mohan, N. Morgado, A. Morgia, S. Mosca, V. Moscatelli, B. Mours, I. Neri, F. Nocera, G. Pagliaroli, L. Palladino, C. Palomba, F. Paoletti, S. Pardi, M. Parisi, A. Pasqualetti, R. Passaquieti, D. Passuello, G. Persichetti, M. Pichot, F. Piergiovanni, M. Pietka, L. Pinard, R. Poggiani, M. Prato, G. A. Prodi, M. Punturo, P. Puppo, D. S. Rabeling, I. Rácz, P. Rapagnani, V. Re, T. Regimbau, F. Ricci, F. Robinet, A. Rocchi, L. Rolland, R. Romano, D. Rosińska, P. Ruggi, B. Sassolas, D. Sentenac, L. Sperandio, R. Sturani, B. L. Swinkels, A. Toncelli, M. Tonelli, O. Torre, E. Tournefier, F. Travasso, G. Vajente, J. F J Van Den Brand, S. Van Der Putten, M. Vasúth, M. Vavoulidis, G. Vedovato, D. Verkindt, F. Vetrano, A. Viceré, J. Y. Vinet, H. Vocca, M. Was, M. Yvert

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Abstract

Virgo is one of the large, ground-based interferometers aimed at detecting gravitational waves. One of the technical problems limiting its sensitivity is caused by light in the output beams which is backscattered by seismically excited surfaces and couples back into the main beam of the interferometer. The resulting noise was thoroughly studied, measured and mitigated before Virgo's second science run (VSR2). The residual noise during VSR2, which increases in periods with a large microseism activity, is accurately predicted by the theoretical model. The scattered light has been associated with transient events in the gravitational-wave signal of the interferometer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number194011
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume27
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 7 2010

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Accadia, T., Acernese, F., Antonucci, F., Astone, P., Ballardin, G., Barone, F., ... Yvert, M. (2010). Noise from scattered light in Virgo's second science run data. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 27(19), [194011]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/27/19/194011

Noise from scattered light in Virgo's second science run data. / Accadia, T.; Acernese, F.; Antonucci, F.; Astone, P.; Ballardin, G.; Barone, F.; Barsuglia, M.; Bauer, Th S.; Beker, M. G.; Belletoile, A.; Birindelli, S.; Bitossi, M.; Bizouard, M. A.; Blom, M.; Bondu, F.; Bonelli, L.; Bonnand, R.; Boschi, V.; Bosi, L.; Bouhou, B.; Braccini, S.; Bradaschia, C.; Brillet, A.; Brisson, V.; Budzyński, R.; Bulik, T.; Bulten, H. J.; Buskulic, D.; Buy, C.; Cagnoli, G.; Calloni, E.; Campagna, E.; Canuel, B.; Carbognani, F.; Cavalier, F.; Cavalieri, R.; Cella, G.; Cesarini, E.; Mottin, E. Chassande; Chincarini, A.; Cleva, F.; Coccia, E.; Colacino, C. N.; Colas, J.; Colla, A.; Colombini, M.; Corsi, A.; Coulon, J. P.; Cuoco, E.; D'Antonio, S.; Dattilo, V.; Davier, M.; Day, R.; De Rosa, R.; Debreczeni, G.; Del Prete, M.; Di Fiore, L.; Di Lieto, A.; Di Paolo Emilio, M.; Di Virgilio, A.; Dietz, A.; Drago, M.; Fafone, V.; Ferrante, I.; Fidecaro, F.; Fiori, I.; Flaminio, R.; Fournier, J. D.; Franc, J.; Frasca, S.; Frasconi, F.; Freise, A.; Galimberti, M.; Gammaitoni, L.; Garufi, F.; Gáspár, M.; Gemme, G.; Genin, E.; Gennai, A.; Giazotto, A.; Gouaty, R.; Granata, M.; Greverie, C.; Guidi, G. M.; Hayau, J. F.; Heitmann, H.; Hello, P.; Hild, S.; Huet, D.; Jaranowski, P.; Kowalska, I.; Królak, A.; Leroy, N.; Letendre, N.; Li, T. G F; Lorenzini, M.; Loriette, V.; Losurdo, G.; Majorana, E.; Maksimovic, I.; Man, N.; Mantovani, M.; Marchesoni, F.; Marion, F.; Marque, J.; Martelli, F.; Masserot, A.; Michel, C.; Milano, L.; Minenkov, Y.; Mohan, M.; Morgado, N.; Morgia, A.; Mosca, S.; Moscatelli, V.; Mours, B.; Neri, I.; Nocera, F.; Pagliaroli, G.; Palladino, L.; Palomba, C.; Paoletti, F.; Pardi, S.; Parisi, M.; Pasqualetti, A.; Passaquieti, R.; Passuello, D.; Persichetti, G.; Pichot, M.; Piergiovanni, F.; Pietka, M.; Pinard, L.; Poggiani, R.; Prato, M.; Prodi, G. A.; Punturo, M.; Puppo, P.; Rabeling, D. S.; Rácz, I.; Rapagnani, P.; Re, V.; Regimbau, T.; Ricci, F.; Robinet, F.; Rocchi, A.; Rolland, L.; Romano, R.; Rosińska, D.; Ruggi, P.; Sassolas, B.; Sentenac, D.; Sperandio, L.; Sturani, R.; Swinkels, B. L.; Toncelli, A.; Tonelli, M.; Torre, O.; Tournefier, E.; Travasso, F.; Vajente, G.; Van Den Brand, J. F J; Van Der Putten, S.; Vasúth, M.; Vavoulidis, M.; Vedovato, G.; Verkindt, D.; Vetrano, F.; Viceré, A.; Vinet, J. Y.; Vocca, H.; Was, M.; Yvert, M.

In: Classical and Quantum Gravity, Vol. 27, No. 19, 194011, 07.10.2010.

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Accadia, T, Acernese, F, Antonucci, F, Astone, P, Ballardin, G, Barone, F, Barsuglia, M, Bauer, TS, Beker, MG, Belletoile, A, Birindelli, S, Bitossi, M, Bizouard, MA, Blom, M, Bondu, F, Bonelli, L, Bonnand, R, Boschi, V, Bosi, L, Bouhou, B, Braccini, S, Bradaschia, C, Brillet, A, Brisson, V, Budzyński, R, Bulik, T, Bulten, HJ, Buskulic, D, Buy, C, Cagnoli, G, Calloni, E, Campagna, E, Canuel, B, Carbognani, F, Cavalier, F, Cavalieri, R, Cella, G, Cesarini, E, Mottin, EC, Chincarini, A, Cleva, F, Coccia, E, Colacino, CN, Colas, J, Colla, A, Colombini, M, Corsi, A, Coulon, JP, Cuoco, E, D'Antonio, S, Dattilo, V, Davier, M, Day, R, De Rosa, R, Debreczeni, G, Del Prete, M, Di Fiore, L, Di Lieto, A, Di Paolo Emilio, M, Di Virgilio, A, Dietz, A, Drago, M, Fafone, V, Ferrante, I, Fidecaro, F, Fiori, I, Flaminio, R, Fournier, JD, Franc, J, Frasca, S, Frasconi, F, Freise, A, Galimberti, M, Gammaitoni, L, Garufi, F, Gáspár, M, Gemme, G, Genin, E, Gennai, A, Giazotto, A, Gouaty, R, Granata, M, Greverie, C, Guidi, GM, Hayau, JF, Heitmann, H, Hello, P, Hild, S, Huet, D, Jaranowski, P, Kowalska, I, Królak, A, Leroy, N, Letendre, N, Li, TGF, Lorenzini, M, Loriette, V, Losurdo, G, Majorana, E, Maksimovic, I, Man, N, Mantovani, M, Marchesoni, F, Marion, F, Marque, J, Martelli, F, Masserot, A, Michel, C, Milano, L, Minenkov, Y, Mohan, M, Morgado, N, Morgia, A, Mosca, S, Moscatelli, V, Mours, B, Neri, I, Nocera, F, Pagliaroli, G, Palladino, L, Palomba, C, Paoletti, F, Pardi, S, Parisi, M, Pasqualetti, A, Passaquieti, R, Passuello, D, Persichetti, G, Pichot, M, Piergiovanni, F, Pietka, M, Pinard, L, Poggiani, R, Prato, M, Prodi, GA, Punturo, M, Puppo, P, Rabeling, DS, Rácz, I, Rapagnani, P, Re, V, Regimbau, T, Ricci, F, Robinet, F, Rocchi, A, Rolland, L, Romano, R, Rosińska, D, Ruggi, P, Sassolas, B, Sentenac, D, Sperandio, L, Sturani, R, Swinkels, BL, Toncelli, A, Tonelli, M, Torre, O, Tournefier, E, Travasso, F, Vajente, G, Van Den Brand, JFJ, Van Der Putten, S, Vasúth, M, Vavoulidis, M, Vedovato, G, Verkindt, D, Vetrano, F, Viceré, A, Vinet, JY, Vocca, H, Was, M & Yvert, M 2010, 'Noise from scattered light in Virgo's second science run data', Classical and Quantum Gravity, vol. 27, no. 19, 194011. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/27/19/194011
Accadia T, Acernese F, Antonucci F, Astone P, Ballardin G, Barone F et al. Noise from scattered light in Virgo's second science run data. Classical and Quantum Gravity. 2010 Oct 7;27(19). 194011. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/27/19/194011
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JO - Classical and Quantum Gravity

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