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Noise Cancellation for Gravitational Wave Detectors


Driggers, Jennifer Clair (2015) Noise Cancellation for Gravitational Wave Detectors. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/Z94F1NNP.


The LIGO gravitational wave detectors are on the brink of making the first direct detections of gravi- tational waves. Noise cancellation techniques are described, in order to simplify the commissioning of these detectors as well as significantly improve their sensitivity to astrophysical sources. Future upgrades to the ground based detectors will require further cancellation of Newtonian gravitational noise in order to make the transition from detectors striving to make the first direct detection of gravitational waves, to observatories extracting physics from many, many detections. Techniques for this noise cancellation are described, as well as the work remaining in this realm.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Gravitational waves; Newtonian noise; Noise cancellation; LIGO 40m Lab
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Adhikari, Rana
Thesis Committee:
  • Adhikari, Rana (chair)
  • Weinstein, Alan Jay
  • Chen, Yanbei
  • Murray, Richard M.
Defense Date:15 May 2015
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
National Science FoundationPHY-0757058
National Science Foundation Graduate Research FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Caltech Millikan Graduate FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Projects:Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:06052015-123753277
Persistent URL:
Driggers, Jennifer Clair0000-0002-6134-7628
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:8998
Deposited By: Jennifer Driggers
Deposited On:06 Jun 2015 00:21
Last Modified:26 Oct 2021 18:22

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