Modulated differential wavefront sensing: alignment scheme for beams with large higher order mode content

Bisht, A. et al. (2020) Modulated differential wavefront sensing: alignment scheme for beams with large higher order mode content. Galaxies, 8(4), 81. (doi: 10.3390/galaxies8040081)

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Modulated differential wavefront sensing (MDWS) is an alignment control scheme in the regime of beams with strong higher order transversal modes (HOMs). It is based on the differential wavefront sensing (DWS) technique. MDWS represents a significant upgrade over conventional techniques used in the presence of high HOM content as it allows for higher control bandwidths while eliminating the need of auxiliary alignment modulations, that otherwise cause loss of applied squeezing. The output port of gravitational wave (GW) interferometers (IFO) is one such place where a lot of HOMs are present. These are filtered out by a cavity called the output mode cleaner (OMC), whose alignment gets challenging due to the presence of HOMs. In this paper, we present the first demonstration of the MDWS scheme for aligning the fundamental mode from the IFO to the OMC at the gravitational wave detector-GEO 600.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Strain, Professor Kenneth
Creator Roles:
Strain, K.Conceptualization, Writing – review and editing
Authors: Bisht, A., Prijatelj, M., Leong, J., Schreiber, E., Affeldt, C., Brinkmann, M., Doravari, S., Grote, H., Kringel, V., Lough, J., Lück, H., Strain, K., Weinert, M., Wittel, H., and Danzmann, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Galaxies
ISSN (Online):2075-4434
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Galaxies 8(4):81
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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