The German–British laser-interferometric gravitational-wave detector GEO 600 is currently being commissioned as part of a worldwide network of gravitational-wave detectors. GEO 600 recently became the first kilometre-scale interferometer to employ dual recycling—an optical configuration that combines power recycling and signal recycling. We present a brief overview of the commissioning of this dual-recycled interferometer, the performance results achieved during a subsequent extended data-taking period, and the plans intended to bring GEO 600 to its final configuration.
- geo 600 data
- interferometric gravitational wave detectors
- signal recycling
Smith, J. R., Cantley, C. A., & LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2004). Commissioning, characterization and operation of the dual-recycled GEO 600. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 21(20), S1737-S1745. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/21/20/016