Overview of KAGRA: Detector design and construction history

T. Akutsu, M. Ando, K. Arai, Y. Arai, S. Araki, A. Araya, N. Aritomi, Y. Aso, S. Bae, Y. Bae, L. Baiotti, R. Bajpai, M. A. Barton, K. Cannon, E. Capocasa, M. Chan, C. Chen, K. Chen, Y. Chen, H. ChuY. K. Chu, S. Eguchi, Y. Enomoto, R. Flaminio, Y. Fujii, M. Fukunaga, M. Fukushima, G. Ge, A. Hagiwara, S. Haino, K. Hasegawa, H. Hayakawa, K. Hayama, Y. Himemoto, Y. Hiranuma, N. Hirata, E. Hirose, Z. Hong, B. H. Hsieh, C. Z. Huang, P. Huang, Y. Huang, B. Ikenoue, S. Imam, K. Inayoshi, Y. Inoue, K. Ioka, Y. Itoh, K. Izumi, K. Jung, P. Jung, T. Kajita, M. Kamiizumi, N. Kanda, G. Kang, K. Kawaguchi, N. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, C. Kim, J. C. Kim, W. S. Kim, Y. M. Kim, N. Kimura, N. Kita, H. Kitazawa, Y. Kojima, K. Kokeyama, K. Komori, A. K.H. Kong, K. Kotake, C. Kozakai, R. Kozu, R. Kumar, J. Kume, C. Kuo, H. S. Kuo, S. Kuroyanagi, K. Kusayanagi, K. Kwak, H. K. Lee, H. W. Lee, R. Lee, M. Leonardi, L. C.C. Lin, C. Y. Lin, F. L. Lin, G. C. Liu, L. W. Luo, M. Marchio, Y. Michimura*, N. Mio, O. Miyakawa, A. Miyamoto, Y. Miyazaki, K. Miyo, S. Miyoki, S. Morisaki, Y. Moriwaki, K. Nagano, S. Nagano, K. Nakamura, H. Nakano, M. Nakano, R. Nakashima, T. Narikawa, R. Negishi, W. T. Ni, A. Nishizawa, Y. Obuchi, W. Ogaki, J. J. Oh, S. H. Oh, M. Ohashi, N. Ohishi, M. Ohkawa, K. Okutomi, K. Oohara, C. P. Ooi, S. Oshino, K. Pan, H. Pang, J. Park, F. E.Peña Arellano, I. Pinto, N. Sago, S. Saito, Y. Saito, K. Sakai, Y. Sakai, Y. Sakuno, S. Sato, T. Sato, T. Sawada, T. Sekiguchi, Y. Sekiguchi, S. Shibagaki, R. Shimizu, T. Shimoda, K. Shimode, H. Shinkai, T. Shishido, A. Shoda, K. Somiya, E. J. Son, H. Sotani, R. Sugimoto, T. Suzuki, T. Suzuki, H. Tagoshi, H. Takahashi, R. Takahashi, A. Takamori, S. Takano, H. Takeda, M. Takeda, H. Tanaka, K. Tanaka, K. Tanaka, T. Tanaka, T. Tanaka, S. Tanioka, E. N. Tapia San Martin, S. Telada, T. Tomaru, Y. Tomigami, T. Tomura, F. Travasso, L. Trozzo, T. Tsang, K. Tsubono, S. Tsuchida, T. Tsuzuki, D. Tuyenbayev, N. Uchikata, T. Uchiyama, A. Ueda, T. Uehara, K. Ueno, G. Ueshima, F. Uraguchi, T. Ushiba, M. H.P.M. Van Putten, H. Vocca, J. Wang, C. Wu, H. Wu, S. Wu, W. R. Xu, T. Yamada, K. Yamamoto, K. Yamamoto, T. Yamamoto, K. Yokogawa, J. Yokoyama, T. Yokozawa, T. Yoshioka, H. Yuzurihara, S. Zeidler, Y. Zhao, Z. H. Zhu

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Abstract

KAGRA is a newly built gravitational-wave telescope, a laser interferometer comprising arms with a length of 3 km, located in Kamioka, Gifu, Japan. KAGRA was constructed under the ground and it is operated using cryogenic mirrors that help in reducing the seismic and thermal noise. Both technologies are expected to provide directions for the future of gravitational-wave telescopes. In 2019, KAGRA finished all installations with the designed configuration, which we call the baseline KAGRA. For this occasion, we present an overview of the baseline KAGRA from various viewpoints in a series of articles. In this article, we introduce the design configurations of KAGRA with its historical background.

Original languageEnglish
Article number05A101
JournalProgress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics
Volume2021
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May 1

Keywords

  • F30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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