Title

Characterization of Transient Noise in Advanced LIGO Relevant to Gravitational Wave Signal GW150914

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-6-2016

Abstract

On 14 September 2015, a gravitational wave signal from a coalescing black hole binary system was observed by the Advanced LIGO detectors. This paper describes the transient noise backgrounds used to determine the significance of the event (designated GW150914) and presents the results of investigations into potential correlated or uncorrelated sources of transient noise in the detectors around the time of the event. The detectors were operating nominally at the time of GW150914. We have ruled out environmental influences and non-Gaussian instrument noise at either LIGO detector as the cause of the observed gravitational wave signal.C

Journal Title

Classical and Quantum Gravity

Journal Title

Classical and Quantum Gravity

Volume

33

Issue

13

First Page

134001

Last Page

134001

DOI

10.1088/0264-9381/33/13/134001

First Department

Physics