LIGO optics: initial and advanced

Campbell, J.B. et al. (2002) LIGO optics: initial and advanced. Proceedings of the SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 4679, 1 -16. (doi: 10.1117/12.461689)

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The LIGO project has completed the installation of large fused silica optical components in the vacuum systems of its observatories. Commissioning work on the Hanford 2 km interferometer has determined an upper limit to the optics losses, allowing comparison with design and pre-installation testing. Planning and development of sapphire optics for the next generation, advanced LIGO detector is now underway, including polishability, optical homogeneity, absorption, and birefringence. The advanced optics development also includes research aimed at lowering coating loss.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Presented at the SPIE Laser-induced damage in optical materials conference, 1st October 2001, Boulder, CO, USA.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rowan, Professor Sheila and Hough, Professor James and Campbell, Dr John
Authors: Campbell, J.B., Billingsley, G., Kells, W., Lazzarini, A., Sanders, G., Whitcomb, S., Alexandrovski, A., Fejer, M., Gustafson, E., Route, R., Rowan, S., Bochner, B., Harry, G., Mavalvala, N., Weiss, R., and Hough, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Proceedings of the SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publisher:SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

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