Since the beginning of 2000 the EXPLORER gravity wave (GW) detector has been operated continuously after a stop devoted to improve the apparatus. The antenna has been equipped with a new read-out. The use of a new transducer, characterized by a very small gap, and a dc-SQUID with a high coupling, led to a better sensitivity and a larger bandwidth. The EXPLORER sensitivity in terms of spectral noise amplitude, at present (June 2001), is 10(-20) Hz(-1/2) over a bandwidth of 35 Hz and 3 x 10(-21) Hz(-1/2) with a bandwidth of about 6 Hz, corresponding to a sensitivity to short conventional GW bursts of h = 4 x 10(-19). The performance is stable and the apparatus is taking data with a duty cycle in excess of 80%.

The EXPLORER gravitational wave antenna: recent improvements and performances

Coccia E;
2002

Abstract

Since the beginning of 2000 the EXPLORER gravity wave (GW) detector has been operated continuously after a stop devoted to improve the apparatus. The antenna has been equipped with a new read-out. The use of a new transducer, characterized by a very small gap, and a dc-SQUID with a high coupling, led to a better sensitivity and a larger bandwidth. The EXPLORER sensitivity in terms of spectral noise amplitude, at present (June 2001), is 10(-20) Hz(-1/2) over a bandwidth of 35 Hz and 3 x 10(-21) Hz(-1/2) with a bandwidth of about 6 Hz, corresponding to a sensitivity to short conventional GW bursts of h = 4 x 10(-19). The performance is stable and the apparatus is taking data with a duty cycle in excess of 80%.
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