Interferometer configurations-an overview

Strain, K.A. (2000) Interferometer configurations-an overview. In: 3rd Eduardo Amaldi conference on gravitational waves, Pasadena, CA, July 1999, 173 -179. ISBN 1563969440 (doi: 10.1063/1.1291854)

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The configuration of an interferometer, i.e. the disposition of the optical components which compose it, is chosen to provide sensitivity to a wide range of signals. Two basic configurations-Michelson and Sagnac interferometers-are described, as well as a range of advanced `extensions' which improve performance. The main limitations to sensitivity are discussed and methods of pushing the limits in the future are introduced.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Strain, Professor Kenneth
Authors: Strain, K.A.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:AIP Conference Proceedings

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