[0910.4372] Alternative derivation of the response of interferometric gravitational wave detectors

Authors: Neil J. Cornish

Date: 22 Oct 2009

Abstract: It has recently been pointed out by Finn that the long-standing derivation of the response of an interferometric gravitational wave detector contains several errors. Here I point out that a contemporaneous derivation of the gravitational wave response for spacecraft doppler tracking and pulsar timing avoids these pitfalls, and when adapted to describe interferometers, recovers a simplified version of Finn's derivation. This simplified derivation may be useful for pedagogical purposes.

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0910.4372 (/preprints)
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