Scientific Results

The characterization of Virgo data and its impact on gravitational-wave searches

Year: 2012

Authors: Aasi J., Abadie J., Abbott B. P., Abbott R., Abbott T. D., Abernathy M., Accadia T., Acernese F., Adams C., Adams T., Addesso P., Adhikari R., Affeldt C., Agathos M., Agatsuma K., Ajith P., Allen B., Allocca A., Amador Ceron E., Amariutei D., Anderson S. B., Anderson W. G., Arai K., Araya M. C., Ast S., Aston S. M., Astone P., Atkinson D., Aufmuth P., Aulbert C., Aylott B. E., Babak S., Baker P., Ballardin G., Ballinger T., Ballmer S., Bao Y., Barayoga J. C. B., Barker D., Barone F., Barr B., Barsotti L., Barsuglia M., Barton M. A., Bartos I., Bassiri R., Bastarrika M., Basti A., Batch J., Bauchrowitz J., Bauer Th. S., Bebronne M., Beck D., Behnke B., Bejger M., M. G. Beker, Bell A. S., Bell C., Belopolski I., Benacquista M., Berliner J. M., Bertolini A., Betzwieser J., Beveridge N., Beyersdorf P. T., Bhadbade T., Bilenko I. A., Billingsley G., Birch J., Biswas R., Bitossi M., Bizouard M. A., Black E., Blackburn J. K., Blackburn L., Blair D., Bland B., Blom M., Bock O., Bodiya T. P., Bogan C., Bond C., Bondarescu R., Bondu F., Bonelli L., Bonnand R., Bork R., Born M., Boschi V., Bose S., Bosi L., Bouhou B., Braccini S., Bradaschia C., Brady P. R., Braginsky V. B., Branchesi M., Brau J. E., Breyer J., Briant T., Bridges D. O., Brillet A., Brinkmann M., Brisson V., Britzger M., Brooks A. F., Brown D. A., T. Bulik, Bulten H. J., Buonanno A., Burguet–Castell J., Buskulic D., Buy C., Byer R. L., Cadonati L., Cagnoli G., Calloni E., Camp J. B., Campsie P., Cannon K., Canuel B., Cao J., Capano C. D., Carbognani F., Carbone L., Caride S., Caudill S., Cavaglia` M., Cavalier F., Cavalieri R., Cella G., Cepeda C., Cesarini E., Chalermsongsak T., Charlton P., Chassande-Mottin E., Chen W., Chen X., Chen Y., Chincarini A., Chiummo A., Cho H. S., Chow J., Christensen N., Chua S. S.Y., Chung C. T.Y., Chung S., Ciani G., Clara F., Clark D. E., Clark J. A., Clayton J. H., Cleva F., Coccia E., Cohadon P.-F., C. N. Colacino, Colla A., Colombini M., Conte A., Conte R., Cook D., Corbitt T. R., Cordier M., Cornish N., Corsi A., Costa C. A., Coughlin M., Coulon J.-P., Couvares P., Coward D. M., Cowart M., Coyne D. C., Creighton J.D.E., Creighton T. D., Cruise A. M., Cumming A., Cunningham L., Cuoco E., Cutler R. M., Dahl K., Damjanic M., Danilishin S. L., D’Antonio S., Danzmann K., Dattilo V., Daudert B., Daveloza H., Davier M., Daw E. J., DAy R., Dayanga T., De Rosa R., DeBra D., Debreczeni G., Degallaix J., Del Pozzo W., Dent T., Dergachev V., DeRosa R., Dhurandhar S., Di Fiore L., Di Lieto A., Di Palma I., Di Paolo Emilio M., Di Virgilio A., Dıàz M., Dietz A., Donovan F., Dooley K. L., Doravari S., Dorsher S., Drago M., Drever R.W. P., Driggers J. C., Du Z., Dumas J.-C., Dwyer S., Eberle T., Edgar M., Edwards M., Effler A., Ehrens P., Endroczi G., Engel R., Etzel T., Evans K., Evans M., Evans T., Factourovich M., Fafone V., Fairhurst S., Farr B. 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Autors Affiliation: CALTECH, LIGO, Pasadena, CA 91125 USA; Calif State Univ Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92831 USA; Univ Glasgow, SUPA, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Lanark, Scotland; Univ Savoie, Lab Annecy Le Vieux Phys Particules LAPP, CNRS, IN2P3, F-74941 Annecy Le Vieux, France; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Napolia, I-80126 Naples, Italy; Univ Naples Federico II, I-80126 Naples, Italy; Complesso Univ Monte S Angelo, I-80126 Naples, Italy; LIGO Livingston Observ, Livingston, LA 70754 USA; Cardiff Univ, Cardiff CF24 3AA, S Glam, Wales; Univ Sannio Benevento, I-82100 Benevento, Italy; Max Planck Inst Gravitat Phys, Albert Einstein Inst, D-30167 Hannover, Germany; Leibniz Univ Hannover, D-30167 Hannover, Germany; Nikhef, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Vrije Univ Amsterdam, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands; Natl Astron Observ Japan, Tokyo 1818588, Japan; Univ Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Univ Pisa, I-56127 Pisa, Italy; Univ Siena, I-53100 Siena, Italy; Univ Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Roma, I-00185 Rome, Italy; Univ Roma La Sapienza, I-00185 Rome, Italy; LIGO Hanford Observ, Richland, WA 99352 USA; Univ Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, W Midlands, England; Max Planck Inst Gravitat Phys, Albert Einstein Inst, D-14476 Golm, Germany; Montana State Univ, Bozeman, MT 59717 USA; European Gravitat Observ EGO, I-56021 Cascina, PI, Italy; Syracuse Univ, Syracuse, NY 13244 USA; MIT, LIGO, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA; Univ Paris Diderot, Observ Paris, APC, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA Irfu, Paris 13, France; Columbia Univ, New York, NY 10027 USA; Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA 94305 USA; IM PAN, PL-00956 Warsaw, Poland; Warsaw Univ, Astron Observ, PL-00478 Warsaw, Poland; CAMK PAN, PL-00716 Warsaw, Poland; Bialystok Univ, PL-15424 Bialystok, Poland; NCBJ, PL-05400 Otwock, Poland; Inst Astron, PL-65265 Zielona Gora, Poland; Univ Texas Brownsville, Brownsville, TX 78520 USA; San Jose State Univ, San Jose, CA 95192 USA; Moscow MV Lomonosov State Univ, Moscow 119992, Russia; Univ Paris 11, LAL, CNRS, IN2P3, F-91898 Orsay, France; CNRS, ESPCI, F-75005 Paris, France; NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA; Univ Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia; Penn State Univ, University Pk, PA 16802 USA; Univ Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS, Observ Cote Azur, F-06304 Nice, France; Univ Rennes 1, CNRS, Inst Phys Rennes, F-35042 Rennes, France; CNRS, LMA, IN2P3, F-69622 Villeurbanne, France; Washington State Univ, Pullman, WA 99164 USA; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy; Univ Perugia, I-06123 Perugia, Italy; Univ Camerino, Dipartimento Fis, I-62032 Camerino, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Firenze, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Univ Urbino, I-61029 Urbino, Italy; Univ Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 USA; Univ Paris 06, UPMC, Lab Kastler Brossel, ENS,CNRS, F-75005 Paris, France; Univ Maryland, College Pk, MD 20742 USA; Univ Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma De Mallorca, Spain; Univ Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 USA; Univ Toronto, Canadian Inst Theoret Astrophys, Toronto, ON M5S 3H8, Canada; 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Abstract: Between 2007 and 2010 Virgo collected data in coincidence with the LIGO and GEO gravitational-wave (GW) detectors. These data have been searched for GWs emitted by cataclysmic phenomena in the universe, by non-axisymmetric rotating neutron stars or from a stochastic background in the frequency band of the detectors. The sensitivity of GW searches is limited by noise produced by the detector or its environment. It is therefore crucial to characterize the various noise sources in a GW detector. This paper reviews the Virgo detector noise sources, noise propagation, and conversion mechanisms which were identified in the three first Virgo observing runs. In many cases, these investigations allowed us to mitigate noise sources in the detector, or to selectively flag noise events and discard them from the data. We present examples from the joint LIGO-GEO-Virgo GW searches to show how well noise transients and narrow spectral lines have been identified and excluded from the Virgo data. We also discuss how detector characterization can improve the astrophysical reach of GW searches.

Journal/Review: CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY

Volume: 29 (15)      Pages from: 155002  to: 155002

More Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory, the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Max-Planck-Society, and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction and operation of the GEO600 detector, and 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. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the research by these agencies and by the Australian Research Council, the International Science Linkages program of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy, the Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad, the Conselleria d\’Economia Hisenda i Innovacio of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the FOCUS Programme of Foundation for Polish Science, the Royal Society, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Carnegie Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P Sloan Foundation.
KeyWords: gravitational waves; Virgo; spin-down limit; periodic sources; science run
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/29/15/155002

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