The second-generation of gravitational-wave detectors are just starting operation, and have already yielding their first detections. Research is now concentrated on how to maximize the scientific potential of gravitational-wave astronomy. To support this effort, we present here design targets for a new generation of detectors, which will be capable of observing compact binary sources with high signal-to-noise ratio throughout the Universe.
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Classical and Quantum Gravity
Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Abernathy, M., Ackley, K., Adams, C., Addesso, P., Adhikari, R., Adya, V., Affeldt, C., Aggarwal, N., Aguiar, O., Ain, A., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Altin, P., Anderson, S., Anderson, W., Arai, K., Araya, M., Arceneaux, C., Areeda, J., Arun, K., Ashton, G., Ast, M., Aston, S., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Baker, P., Ballmer, S., Barayoga, J., & Barclay, S. (2017). Exploring the sensitivity of next generation gravitational wave detectors. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 34 (4) https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6382/aa51f4