Current status of large-scale cryogenic gravitational wave telescope

K. Kuroda*, M. Ohashi, S. Miyoki, T. Uchiyama, H. Ishitsuka, K. Yamamoto, K. Kasahara, M. K. Fujimoto, S. Kawamura, R. Takahashi, T. Yamazaki, K. Arai, D. Tatsumi, A. Ueda, Mitsuhiro Fukushima, S. Sato, S. Nagano, Y. Tsunesada, Zong Hong Zhu, T. ShintomiA. Yamamoto, T. Suzuki, Y. Saito, T. Haruyama, N. Sato, Y. Higashi, T. Tomaru, K. Tsubono, M. Ando, A. Takamori, K. Numata, Y. Aso, K. I. Ueda, H. Yoneda, K. Nakagawa, M. Musha, N. Mio, S. Moriwaki, K. Somiya, A. Araya, N. Kanda, S. Telada, H. Tagoshi, T. Nakamura, M. Sasaki, T. Tanaka, K. Oohara, H. Takahashi, O. Miyakawa, M. E. Tobar

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The large-scale cryogenic gravitational wave telescope (LCGT) project is the proposed advancement of TAMA, which will be able to detect the coalescences of binary neutron stars occurring in our galaxy. LCGT intends to detect the coalescence events within about 240 Mpc, the rate of which is expected to be from 0.1 to several events in a year. LCGT has Fabry-Perot cavities of 3 km baseline and the mirrors are cooled down to a cryogenic temperature of 20 K. It is planned to be built in the underground of Kamioka mine. This paper overviews the revision of the design and the current status of the R&D.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sept 7
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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