The LIGO gravitational wave observatories : recent results and future plans

Harry, G. M. and Adhikari, R. and Cantley, C. A. The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2006) The LIGO gravitational wave observatories : recent results and future plans. In: The Tenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 308-336. ISBN 9789812566676

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    Abstract

    The LIGO interferometers are operating as gravitational wave observatories, with a noise level near an order of magnitude of the goal and the first scientific data recently taken. This data has been analyzed for four different categories of gravitational wave sources; millisecond bursts, inspiralling binary neutron stars, periodic waves from a known pulsar, and stochastic background. Research and development is also underway for the next generation LIGO detector, Advanced LIGO.