Lock acquisition of the Virgo gravitational wave detector

Year: 2008

Authors: Acernese F., Alshourbagy M., Amico P., Antonucci F., Aoudia S., Arun K. G., Astone P., Avino S., Baggio L., Ballardin G., Barone F., Barsotti L., Barsuglia M., Bauer Th. S., Bigotta S., Birindelli S., Bizouard M. A., Boccara C., Bondu F., Bosi L., Braccini S., Bradaschia C., Brillet A., Brisson V., Buskulic D., Cagnoli G., Calloni E., Campagna E., Carbognani F., Cavalier F., Cavalieri R., Cella G., Cesarini E., Chassande-Mottin E., Chatterji S., Cleva F., Coccia E., Corda C., Corsi A., Cottone F., Coulon J. -P., Cuoco E., D’Antonio S., Dari A., Dattilo V., Davier M., De Rosa R., Del Prete M., Di Fiore L., Di Lieto A., Di Paolo Emilio M., Di Virgilio A., Evans M., Fafone V., Ferrante I., Fidecaro F., Fiori I., Flaminio R., Fournier J. -D., Frasca S., Frasconi F., Gammaitoni L., Garufi F., Genin E., Gennai A., Giazotto A., Granata V., Greverie C., Grosjean D., Guidi G., Hamdani S., Hebri S., Heitmann H., Hello P., Huet D., Kreckelbergh S., La Penna P., Laval M., Leroy N., Letendre N., Lopez B., Lorenzini M., Loriette V., Losurdo G., Mackowski J. -M., Majorana E., Man C. N., Mantovani M., Marchesoni F., Marion F., Marque J., Masserot A., Menzinger F., Michel C., Milano L., Minenkov Y., Mitra S., Mohan M., Moreau J., Morgado N., Mosca S., Mours B., Neri I., Nocera F., Pagliaroli G., Palomba C., Paoletti F., Pardi S., Pasqualetti A., Passaquieti R., Passuello D., Piergiovanni F., Pinard L., Poggiani R., Punturo M., Puppo P., Rabaste O., Rapagnani P., Regimbau T., Ricci F., Ricciardi I., Rocchi A., Rolland L., Romano R., Ruggi P., Sentenac D., Solimeno S., Swinkels B. L., Terenzi R., Toncelli A., Tonelli M., Tournefier E., Travasso F., Vajente G., van den Brand J. F. J., van der Putten S., Verkindt D., Vetrano F., Vicere A., Vinet J. -Y., Vocca H., Yvert M.

Autors Affiliation: MIT, LIGO, Cambridge, MA USA; Univ Savoie, CNRS, LAPP, IN2P3, Annecy Le Vieux, France; EGO, Cascina, Pi, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Univ Florence, Florence, Italy; Univ Urbino Carla Bo, Urbino, Italy; LMA, Lyon, France; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Napoli, Rome, Italy; Univ Naples Federico II, Rome, Italy; Univ Salerno, Fisciano, Sa, Italy; Observ Cote Azur, Dept Artemis, F-06304 Nice 4, France; Univ Paris 11, CNRS, IN2P3, LAL, F-91405 Orsay, France; ESPCI, F-75005 Paris, France; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Perugia, Rome, Italy; Univ Perugia, I-06100 Perugia, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Pisa, Rome, Italy; Univ Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Univ Siena, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Scuola Normale Super Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Roma, Rome, Italy; Univ Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy; Natl Inst Subat Phys, NL-1009 DB Amsterdam, Netherlands; Vrije Univ Amsterdam, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy; Univ Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy; Univ Aquila, I-67100 Laquila, Italy; Univ Paris 07, CEA DSM IRFU, CNRS, APC,IN2P3,Observ Paris,UMR7164, F-75221 Paris 05, France

Abstract: The Virgo interferometer for gravitational wave detection has concluded four months of scientific data acquisition in its final optical configuration (a power-recycled interferometer with Fabry-Perot cavities in the arms). The lock acquisition technique developed to bring and keep the Virgo detector on its working point largely proved to be very efficient and robust. In this paper we describe the variable finesse lock acquisition technique and we discuss the performance of the whole locking system. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Journal/Review: ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS

Volume: 30 (1)      Pages from: 29  to: 38

KeyWords: Gravitational waves; Laser interferometry;
DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2008.06.005

Citations: 14
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