29 September 2004 The status of GEO 600
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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.
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Kenneth A. Strain, B. Allen, P. Aufmuth, C. Aulbert, S. Babak, R. Balasubramanian, B. W. Barr, S. Berukoff, A. Bunkowski, Gianpietro Cagnoli, C. A. Cantley, M. M. Casey, S. Chelkowski, D. Churches, T. Cokelaer, C. N. Colacino, David R.M. Crooks, C. Cutler, Karsten Danzmann, R. Davies, Rejean J. Dupuis, E. Elliffe, Carsten Fallnich, A. Franzen, A. Freise, S. Gossler, A. Grant, H. Grote, S. Grunewald, J. Harms, Gerhard Heinzel, Ik Siong Heng, A. Hepstonstall, M. Heurs, M. Hewitson, S. Hild, James Hough, Y. Itoh, R. Jones, S. H. Huttner, K. Kawabe, Christian Killow, K. Koetter, B. Krishnan, V. Leonhardt, Harald Lueck, B. Machenschalk, M. Malec, R. Adam Mercer, Christopher Messenger, S. Mohanty, Kasem Mossavi, S. Mukherjee, P. Murray, S. Nagano, G. P. Newton, M. A. Papa, M. Perreur-Lloyd, M. Pitkin, M. V. Plissi, V. Quetschke, Virginia Re, S. Reid, L. Ribichini, D. I. Robertson, Norna A. Robertson, J. D. Romano, Sheila Rowan, Albrecht Ruediger, Bangalore S. Sathyaprakash, R. Schilling, R. Schnabel, B. F. Schutz, F. Seifert, A. M. Sintes, J. R. Smith, Peter H. Sneddon, I. Taylor, R. Taylor, A. Thuering, Carlo Ungarelli, H. Vahlbruch, Alberto Vecchio, J. Veitch, Harry Ward, U. Weiland, Herbert Welling, P. Williams, Benno Willke, Walter Winkler, Graham Woan, Ivo Zawischa, "The status of GEO 600", Proc. SPIE 5500, Gravitational Wave and Particle Astrophysics Detectors, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551127; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551127
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