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Advanced Gravitational Wave Detectors

ISBN-10: 0521874297

ISBN-13: 9780521874298

Edition: 2012

Authors: D. G. Blair, L. Ju, C. Zhao, E. J. Howell

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List price: $215.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/16/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782

D. G. Blair is Director of the Australian International Gravitational Research Centre (AIGRC), University of Western Australia.

L. Ju is an Associate Professor at the Australian International Gravitational Research Centre, University of Western Australia.

C. Zhao is Research Director of Gingin High Optical Power Facility (HOPF) and Associate Professor at the Australian International Gravitational Research Centre, University of Western Australia.

E. J. Howell is a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia.

An Introduction to Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Detectors
Gravitational waves
Sources of gravitational waves
Gravitational wave detectors
Gravitational wave data analysis
Network analysis
Current Laser Interferometer Detectors: Three Case Studies
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
The VIRGO detector
GEO 600
Technology for Advanced Gravitational Wave Detectors
Lasers for high optical power interferometers
Thermal noise, suspensions and test masses
Vibration isolation
Seismic isolation for advanced LIGO
Passive isolation
Interferometer sensing and control
Stabilizing interferometers against high optical power effects
Technology for Third Generation Gravitational Wave Detectors
Cryogenic interferometers
Quantum theory of laser-interferometer GW detectors
ET. A third generation observatory
Index