Fundamentals Of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors (Second Edition)

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World Scientific, 16 feb. 2017 - 336 pagina's
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LIGO's recent discovery of gravitational waves was headline news around the world. Many people will want to understand more about what a gravitational wave is, how LIGO works, and how LIGO functions as a detector of gravitational waves.This book aims to communicate the basic logic of interferometric gravitational wave detectors to students who are new to the field. It assumes that the reader has a basic knowledge of physics, but no special familiarity with gravitational waves, with general relativity, or with the special techniques of experimental physics. All of the necessary ideas are developed in the book.The first edition was published in 1994. Since the book is aimed at explaining the physical ideas behind the design of LIGO, it stands the test of time. For the second edition, an Epilogue has been added; it brings the treatment of technical details up to date, and provides references that would allow a student to become proficient with today's designs.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

1 The Search for Gravitational Waves
1
2 The Nature of Gravitational Waves
9
3 Sources of Gravitational Waves
27
4 Linear Systems Signals and Noise
49
5 Optical Readout Noise
71
6 Folded Interferometer Arms
85
7 Thermal Noise
107
8 Seismic Noise and Vibration Isolation
127
11 Feedback Control Systems
167
12 An Interferometer as an Active Null Instrument
189
13 Resonant Mass Gravitational Wave Detectors
211
14 Detecting Gravitational Wave Signals
233
15 Gravitational Wave Astronomy
253
16 Prospects
277
17 Epilogue
283
References
301

9 Design Features of Large Interferometers
143
10 Null Instruments
151

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