Suppressing ghost beams: Backlink options for LISA

Isleif, K.-S. et al. (2017) Suppressing ghost beams: Backlink options for LISA. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 840(1), 012016. (doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/840/1/012016)

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In this article we discuss possible design options for the optical phase reference system, the so called backlink, between two moving optical benches in a LISA satellite. The candidates are based on two approaches: Fiber backlinks, with additional features like mode cleaning cavities and Faraday isolators, and free beam backlinks with angle compensation techniques. We will indicate dedicated ghost beam mitigation strategies for the design options and we will point out critical aspects in case of an implementation in LISA.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:11th International LISA Symposium, Zurich, Switzerland, 5-9 Sept 2016.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robertson, Dr David and Ward, Professor Henry
Authors: Isleif, K.-S., Gerberding, O., Penkert, D., Fitzsimons, E., Ward, H., Robertson, D., Livas, J., Mueller, G., Reiche, J., Heinzel, G., and Danzmann, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1742-6596
Published Online:01 June 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series 840(1):012016
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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