Exploring the sensitivity of next generation gravitational wave detectors

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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
Number of pages18
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2017


  • cosmic explorer
  • gravitational waves
  • LIGO

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