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Characterization of transient noise in Advanced LIGO relevant to gravitational wave signal GW150914

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Abbott, BP and Abbott, R and Siellez, K and Zweizig, J, LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration, Characterization of transient noise in Advanced LIGO relevant to gravitational wave signal GW150914, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 33, (13) Article 134001. ISSN 0264-9381 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd

DOI: doi:10.1088/0264-9381/33/13/134001

Abstract

On 14 September 2015, a gravitational wave signal from a coalescing black hole binary system was observed by the Advanced LIGO detectors. This paper describes the transient noise backgrounds used to determine the significance of the event (designated GW150914) and presents the results of investigations into potential correlated or uncorrelated sources of transient noise in the detectors around the time of the event. The detectors were operating nominally at the time of GW150914. We have ruled out environmental influences and non-Gaussian instrument noise at either LIGO detector as the cause of the observed gravitational wave signal.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Advanced LIGO, transient noise, gravitational waves, GW150914
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:General relativity and gravitational waves
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Siellez, K (Dr Karelle Siellez)
ID Code:152182
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:181
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2022-08-12
Last Modified:2022-09-15
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