Document Type

Article

Date

7-22-2010

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) is a network of three detectors built to detect local perturbations in the space-time metric from astrophysical sources. These detectors, two in Hanford, WA and one in Livingston, LA, are power-recycled Fabry-Perot Michelson interferometers. In their fifth science run (S5), between November 2005 and October 2007, these detectors accumulated one year of triple coincident data while operating at their designed sensitivity. In this paper, we describe the calibration of the instruments in the S5 data set, including measurement techniques and uncertainty estimation.

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49 pages, 23 figures More information at http://arxiv.org/abs/1007.3973

First author and Syracuse University authors listed, for additional authors see the article.

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Harvested from Arxiv.org

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