The status of GEO 600

Strain, K. A. and Allen, B. and Cantley, C. A. (2004) The status of GEO 600. In: Proceedings Volume 5500, Gravitational Wave and Particle Astrophysics Detectors. SPIE, Bellingham, WA USA, pp. 25-36.

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    Abstract

    The GEO 600 laser interferometer with 600m armlength is part of a worldwide network of gravitational wave detectors. GEO 600 is unique in having advanced multiple pendulum suspensions with a monolithic last stage and in employing a signal recycled optical design. This paper describes the recent commissioning of the interferometer and its operation in signal recycled mode.