THE VIRGO INTERFEROMETER FOR GRAVITATIONAL WAVE DETECTION

Year: 2011

Authors: 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., Boccara C., Bondu F., Bonelli L., Bonnand R., Boschi V., Bosi L., Bouhou B., Braccini S., Bradaschia C., Brillet A., Brisson V., Budzynski 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., Chassande-Mottin E., 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., Emilio M. Di Paolo, Di Virgilio A., Dietz 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., Gaspar M.E., Gemme G., Genin E., Gennai A., Giazotto A., Gouaty R., Granata V., Greverie C., Guidi G., Hayau J.-F., Heitmann H., Hello P., Hild S., Huet D., Jaranowski P., Kowalska I., Krolak A., Leroy N., Letendre N., Li T.G.F., Lorenzini M., Loriette V., Losurdo G., Majorana E., Maksimovic I., Man C. N., Mantovani M., Marchesoni F., Marion F., Marque J., Martelli F., Masserot A., Mitchel C., Milano L., Minenkov Y., Mohan M., Moreau J., 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., Racz I., Rapagnani P., Re V., Regimbau T., Ricci F., Robinet F., Rocchi A., Rolland L., Romano R., Rosinska D., Ruggi P., Sassolas B., Sentenac D., Sperandio L., Sturani R., Swinkeles B., Toncelli A., Tonelli M., Torre O., Tournefier E., Travasso F., Vajente G., van den Brand J.F.J., van der Putten S., Vasuth M., Vavoulidis M., Vedovato G., Verkindt D., Vetrano F., Vicere A., Vinet J-Y, Vocca H., Was M., Yvert M.

Autors Affiliation: Univ Savoie, CNRS IN2P3, LAPP, F-74941 Annecy Le Vieux, France; Univ Paris 07, CEA DSM IRFU, Observ Paris, IN2P3,CNRS UMR7164, F-75221 Paris 05, France; EGO, I-56021 Cascina, Pi, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Firenze, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Univ Urbino Carlo Bo, I-61029 Urbino, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Genova, I-16146 Genoa, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Napoli, I-80126 Naples, Italy; Univ Naples Federico II, I-80126 Naples, Italy; Univ Salerno, I-84084 Salerno, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Perugia, I-6123 Perugia, Italy; Univ Perugia, I-6123 Perugia, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Pisa, I-56127 Pisa, Italy; Univ Pisa, I-56127 Pisa, Italy; Univ Siena, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Roma, I-00185 Rome, Italy; Univ Roma La Sapienza, I-00185 Rome, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy; Univ Roma Tor Vergata, I-00173 Rome, Italy; Univ Aquila, I-67100 Laquila, Italy; Univ Paris 11, CNRS IN2P3, LAL, F-91898 Orsay, France; CNRS, ESPCI, F-75005 Paris, France; IN2P3 CNRS, LMA, F-69622 Lyon, France; Nikhef, Natl Inst Subat Phys, NL-1009 DB Amsterdam, Netherlands; Vrije Univ Amsterdam, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands; Univ Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observ Cote Azur, F-06304 Nice, France; Univ Rennes 1, CNRS, Inst Phys Rennes, F-35042 Rennes, France; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Grp Collegato Trento, I-38050 Trento, Italy; Univ Trent, I-38050 Trento, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Padova, I-35131 Padua, Italy; Univ Padua, I-35131 Padua, Italy; IM PAN, PL-00956 Warsaw, Poland; Warsaw Univ, PL-00681 Warsaw, Poland; Warsaw Univ, Astro, Obs, PL-00478 Warsaw, Poland; CAMK PAN, PL-00716 Warsaw, Poland; Bialystok Univ, PL-15424 Bialystok, Poland; IPJ, PL-05400 Otwock, Poland; Inst Astron, PL-65265 Zielona Gora, Poland; RMKI, H-1121 Budapest, Hungary; Univ Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, W Midlands, England; Univ Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Lanark, Scotland

Abstract: The Virgo interferometer for gravitational wave detection is described. During the commissioning phase that followed the first scientific data taking run an unprecedented sensitivity was obtained in the range 10-60 Hz. Since then an upgrade program has begun, with the aim of increasing the sensitivity, mainly through the introduction of fused silica wires to suspend mirrors and by increasing the Finesse of the Fabry-Perot cavities. Plans until the shutdown for the construction of the Advanced Virgo detector are given as well as the status of the upgrade.

Journal/Review: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS D

Volume: 20 (10)      Pages from: 2075  to: 2079

More Information: The authors acknowledge the support of the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique for the construction and operation of the Virgo detector. In addition, the authors acknowledge the support of the research by the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education grant N N203 387237, the FOCUS Programme of Foundation for Polish Science and the European Associated Laboratory Astrophysics Poland-France, the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research through grant PRIN 2007NXMBHP.
DOI: 10.1142/S0218271811020202

Citations: 3
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