Excess mechanical loss associated with dielectric mirror coatings on test masses in interferometric gravitational wave detectors

Crooks, D.R.M. et al. (2002) Excess mechanical loss associated with dielectric mirror coatings on test masses in interferometric gravitational wave detectors. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 19(5), 883 -896. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/19/5/304)

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Abstract

Interferometric gravitational wave detectors use mirrors whose substrates are formed from materials of low intrinsic mechanical dissipation. The two most likely choices for the test masses in future advanced detectors are fused silica or sapphire (Rowan S et al 2000 Phys. Lett. A 265 5). These test masses must be coated to form mirrors, highly reflecting at 1064 nm. We have measured the excess mechanical losses associated with adding dielectric coatings to substrates of fused silica and calculated the effect of the excess loss on the thermal noise in an advanced interferometer.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Erratum-ibid. 19 (2002) 4229. DOI.10.1088/0264-9381/19/15/502
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Crooks, Dr David and Hough, Professor James and Sneddon, Dr Peter
Authors: Crooks, D.R.M., Sneddon, P., Cagnoli, G., Hough, J., Rowan, S., Fejer, M.M., Gustafson, E., Route, R., Nakagawa, N., Coyne, D., Harry, G.M., and Gretarsson, A.M.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
Publisher:IOPScience
ISSN:0264-9381
ISSN (Online):1361-6382

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