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Terrestrial Laser Interferometers

Dooley, Katherine L. ORCID:, Grote, Hartmut ORCID: and van den Brand, Jo 2022. Terrestrial Laser Interferometers. Bambi, Cosimo, Katsanevas, Stavros and Kokkotas, Konstantinos D., eds. Handbook of Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Springer, pp. 37-83. (10.1007/978-981-16-4306-4_2)

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Terrestrial laser interferometers for gravitational-wave detection made the landmark first detection of gravitational waves in 2015. We provide an overview of the history of how these laser interferometers prevailed as the most promising technology in the search for gravitational waves. We describe their working principles and their limitations and provide examples of some of the most important technologies that enabled their construction. We introduce each of the four large-scale laser interferometer gravitational-wave detectors in operation around the world today and provide a brief outlook for the future of ground-based detectors.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-981-16-4305-7
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 January 2023
Date of Acceptance: 27 November 2021
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2023 02:30

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