The Einstein Telescope: a third-generation gravitational wave observatory M Punturo, M Abernathy, F Acernese, B Allen, N Andersson, K Arun, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 27 (19), 194002, 2010 | 2045 | 2010 |

Predictions for the rates of compact binary coalescences observable by ground-based gravitational-wave detectors J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, F Acernese, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 27 (17), 173001, 2010 | 1300 | 2010 |

A gravitational wave observatory operating beyond the quantum shot-noise limit Nature Physics 7 (12), 962-965, 2011 | 1099 | 2011 |

Sensitivity studies for third-generation gravitational wave observatories S Hild, M Abernathy, F Acernese, P Amaro-Seoane, N Andersson, K Arun, ... Classical and Quantum gravity 28 (9), 094013, 2011 | 969 | 2011 |

Detection of a spinning object using light’s orbital angular momentum MPJ Lavery, FC Speirits, SM Barnett, MJ Padgett Science 341 (6145), 537-540, 2013 | 958 | 2013 |

Scientific objectives of Einstein telescope B Sathyaprakash, M Abernathy, F Acernese, P Ajith, B Allen, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 29 (12), 124013, 2012 | 598 | 2012 |

The third generation of gravitational wave observatories and their science reach M Punturo, M Abernathy, F Acernese, B Allen, N Andersson, K Arun, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 27 (8), 084007, 2010 | 476 | 2010 |

Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in LIGO’s sixth science run and Virgo’s science runs 2 and 3 J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, ... Physical Review D 85 (8), 082002, 2012 | 313 | 2012 |

Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, F Acernese, ... Physical Review D 83 (12), 122005, 2011 | 229* | 2011 |

Parameter estimation for compact binary coalescence signals with the first generation gravitational-wave detector network J Aasi, J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, ... Physical Review D 88 (6), 062001, 2013 | 212 | 2013 |

Spatially structured photons that travel in free space slower than the speed of light D Giovannini, J Romero, V Potoček, G Ferenczi, F Speirits, SM Barnett, ... Science 347 (6224), 857-860, 2015 | 199 | 2015 |

On the natures of the spin and orbital parts of optical angular momentum SM Barnett, L Allen, RP Cameron, CR Gilson, MJ Padgett, FC Speirits, ... Journal of Optics 18 (6), 064004, 2016 | 192 | 2016 |

Search for gravitational waves associated with gamma-ray bursts during LIGO science run 6 and Virgo science runs 2 and 3 J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, ... The Astrophysical Journal 760 (1), 12, 2012 | 188 | 2012 |

Calibration of the LIGO gravitational wave detectors in the fifth science run J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, M Abernathy, C Adams, R Adhikari, P Ajith, ... Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators …, 2010 | 185 | 2010 |

All-sky search for gravitational-wave bursts in the second joint LIGO-Virgo run J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, ... Physical Review D 85 (12), 122007, 2012 | 181 | 2012 |

Observation of the rotational Doppler shift of a white-light, orbital-angular-momentum-carrying beam backscattered from a rotating body MPJ Lavery, SM Barnett, FC Speirits, MJ Padgett Optica 1 (1), 1-4, 2014 | 180 | 2014 |

Search for gravitational waves from compact binary coalescence in LIGO and Virgo data from S5 and VSR1 J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, F Acernese, ... Physical Review D 82 (10), 102001, 2010 | 178 | 2010 |

Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown in LIGO-Virgo data from 2009–2010 J Aasi, J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, ... Physical Review D 87 (2), 022002, 2013 | 168 | 2013 |

Beating the spin-down limit on gravitational wave emission from the Vela pulsar J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, F Acernese, ... The Astrophysical Journal 737 (2), 93, 2011 | 162 | 2011 |

First search for gravitational waves from the youngest known neutron star J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, M Abernathy, C Adams, R Adhikari, P Ajith, ... The Astrophysical Journal 722 (2), 1504, 2010 | 155 | 2010 |