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Volume 307 - XVII International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes (NEUTEL2017) - Poster session – conveners: gabriella catanesi, laura patrizii, chiara sirignano
Lock Acquisition & Commissioning of the Advanced Virgo detector
D. Bersanetti
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Pre-published on: 2018 March 30
Published on: 2018 April 05
Gravitational waves are ripples of the space-time metric caused by astrophysical events, as predicted by Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. The recent publication, by the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration, of the first detection of such waves shed new light upon this method of investigation.

The Advanced Virgo experiment will join in 2017 the international network of interferometric detectors, after the end of the commissioning. A crucial aspect of the commissioning is the development of a $\textit{lock acquisition}$ strategy, which is the procedure that brings the optically resonant cavities of the interferometer in their working point, using advanced control schemes. The main features of such procedure for this 2nd generation detector will be presented, with a focus on the ongoing commissioning.
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