# Interferometers supported by gravpy¶

## Ground-based detectors¶

### Second-generation¶

The design sensitivity noise curve for the advanced LIGO detector is available in the ifo.AdvancedLIGO class, and it can be used in a program by assigning the class to a variable:

aligo = ifo.AdvancedLIGO()

class gravpy.interferometers.AdvancedLIGO(frequencies=None, configuration=None, obs_time=None)[source]

Supported configurations are

Configuration

Description

O1

First observing run sensitivity

A+

InitialLIGO

The initial LIGO interferometer

Examples

Specific configurations can be loaded by passing the configuration keyword argument.

>>> aligo = ifo.AdvancedLIGO(configuration="O1")


It’s straight-forward to plot the sensitivity curve for the detector at design sensitivity.

>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
>>> import gravpy.interferometers as ifo
>>> f, ax = plt.subplots(1)
>>> aligo.plot(ax)


Which should produce an output along the lines of Attributes
configurationstr, optional

A specific configuration for a given interferometer. This allows for the sensitivity from a given run to be used, or from a specific tuning.

Methods

 antenna_pattern(self, theta, phi, psi) Produce the antenna pattern for a detector, given its detector tensor, and a set of angles. energy_density(self[, frequencies]) Produce the sensitivity curve of the detector in terms of the energy density. noise_amplitude(self[, frequencies]) The noise amplitude for a detector is defined as $$h^2_n(f) = f S_n(f)$$ and is designed to incorporate the effect of integrating an inspiralling signal. plot(self[, axis]) Plot the noise curve for this detector. psd(self[, frequencies]) Calculate the one-sided power spectral desnity for a detector. skymap(self[, nx, ny, psi]) Produce a skymap of the antenna repsonse of the interferometer. srpsd(self[, frequencies]) The square-root of the PSD.
 noise_spectrum

The design sensitivity of advanced Virgo is available in gravpy using the AdvancedVirgo class.

## Space-based detectors¶

### Millihertz¶

#### LISA¶

class gravpy.interferometers.LISA(frequencies=None, configuration=None, obs_time=None)[source]

The LISA Interferometer in its mission-accepted state, as of 2018

Attributes
configuration

Methods

 antenna_pattern(self, theta, phi, psi) Produce the antenna pattern for a detector, given its detector tensor, and a set of angles. confusion_noise(self, frequencies[, …]) The noise created by unresolvable galactic binaries at low frequencies. energy_density(self[, frequencies]) Produce the sensitivity curve of the detector in terms of the energy density. metrology_noise(self, frequencies) Calculate the noise due to the single-link optical metrology, from arxiv:1803.01944. noise_amplitude(self[, frequencies]) The noise amplitude for a detector is defined as $$h^2_n(f) = f S_n(f)$$ and is designed to incorporate the effect of integrating an inspiralling signal. plot(self[, axis]) Plot the noise curve for this detector. psd(self, frequencies) The power spectral density. single_mass_noise(self, frequencies) The acceleration noise for a single test mass. skymap(self[, nx, ny, psi]) Produce a skymap of the antenna repsonse of the interferometer. srpsd(self[, frequencies]) The square-root of the PSD.

### Deci-hertz¶

#### Decigo¶

class gravpy.interferometers.Decigo(frequencies=None, configuration=None, obs_time=None)[source]

The full, original Decigo noise curve, from arxiv:1101.3940.

Examples Attributes
configuration

Methods

 antenna_pattern(self, theta, phi, psi) Produce the antenna pattern for a detector, given its detector tensor, and a set of angles. energy_density(self[, frequencies]) Produce the sensitivity curve of the detector in terms of the energy density. noise_amplitude(self[, frequencies]) The noise amplitude for a detector is defined as $$h^2_n(f) = f S_n(f)$$ and is designed to incorporate the effect of integrating an inspiralling signal. plot(self[, axis]) Plot the noise curve for this detector. psd(self, frequencies) The power spectrum density of the detector, taken from equation 5 of arxiv:1101.3940. skymap(self[, nx, ny, psi]) Produce a skymap of the antenna repsonse of the interferometer. srpsd(self[, frequencies]) The square-root of the PSD.

#### BDecigo¶

class gravpy.interferometers.BDecigo(frequencies=None, configuration=None, obs_time=None)[source]

The B-Decigo noise curve [arxivcurve].

References

arxivcurve

arxiv:1802.06977

Examples Attributes
configuration

Methods

 antenna_pattern(self, theta, phi, psi) Produce the antenna pattern for a detector, given its detector tensor, and a set of angles. energy_density(self[, frequencies]) Produce the sensitivity curve of the detector in terms of the energy density. noise_amplitude(self[, frequencies]) The noise amplitude for a detector is defined as $$h^2_n(f) = f S_n(f)$$ and is designed to incorporate the effect of integrating an inspiralling signal. plot(self[, axis]) Plot the noise curve for this detector. psd(self, frequencies) Calculate the one-sided power spectral desnity for a detector. skymap(self[, nx, ny, psi]) Produce a skymap of the antenna repsonse of the interferometer. srpsd(self[, frequencies]) The square-root of the PSD.