Excess noise from scattered light poses a persistent challenge in the analysis of data from gravitational wave detectors such as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. We integrate a physically motivated model for the behavior of these “glitches” into a standard Bayesian analysis pipeline used in gravitational wave science. This allows for the inference of the free parameters in this model, and subtraction of these models to produce glitch-free versions of the data. We show that this inference is an effective discriminator of the presence of the features of these glitches, even when those features may not be discernible in standard visualizations of the data.
Bayesian modeling of scattered light in the LIGO interferometers
Note: This paper is part of the APL Special Collection on Gravitational Wave Detectors.
R. P. Udall, D. Davis; Bayesian modeling of scattered light in the LIGO interferometers. Appl. Phys. Lett. 27 February 2023; 122 (9): 094103. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0136896
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