Exploring the sensitivity of next generation gravitational wave detectors

B. P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T. D. Abbott, M. R. Abernathy, K. Ackley, C. Adams, P. Addesso, R. X. Adhikari, V. B. Adya, C. Affeldt, N. Aggarwal, O. D. Aguiar, A. Ain, P. Ajith, B. Allen, P. A. Altin, S. B. Anderson, W. G. Anderson, K. Arai, M. C. ArayaC. C. Arceneaux, J. S. Areeda, K. G. Arun, G. Ashton, M. Ast, S. M. Aston, P. Aufmuth, C. Aulbert, S. Babak, P. T. Baker, S. W. Ballmer, J. C. Barayoga, S. E. Barclay, B. C. Barish, C. P.L. Berry, C. Bond, W. Del Pozzo, W. M. Farr, A. Freise, A. C. Green, C. J. Haster, H. Middleton, C. M. Mow-Lowry, D. Töyrä, A. Vecchio, J. Veitch, S. Vinciguerra, W. D. Vousden, H. Wang, M. Wang, LIGO Scientific Collaboration

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The second-generation of gravitational-wave detectors are just starting operation, and have already yielding their first detections. Research is now concentrated on how to maximize the scientific potential of gravitational-wave astronomy. To support this effort, we present here design targets for a new generation of detectors, which will be capable of observing compact binary sources with high signal-to-noise ratio throughout the Universe.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044001
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2017


  • cosmic explorer
  • gravitational waves
  • LIGO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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