Gravitational-wave sensitivity curves

Robert H. Cole, Christopher P. L. Berry, Chris Moore

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Abstract

There are several common conventions in use by the gravitational-wave community to describe the amplitude of sources and the sensitivity of detectors. These are frequently confused. We outline the merits of and differences between the various quantities used for parameterizing noise curves and characterizing gravitational-wave amplitudes. We conclude by producing plots that consistently compare different detectors. Similar figures can be generated on-line for general use at \url{http://rhcole.com/apps/GWplotter}.
Original languageEnglish
Article number015014
Number of pages25
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume32
Issue number1
Early online date8 Dec 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

Keywords

  • gr-qc
  • astro-ph.HE

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