Laser amplitude stabilization for advanced interferometric gravitational wave detectors

Barr, B.W., Strain, K.A. and Killow, C.J. (2005) Laser amplitude stabilization for advanced interferometric gravitational wave detectors. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 22, pp. 4279-4283. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/2/20/009)

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Abstract

We present results of experiments into the stabilization of the amplitude of Nd:YAG lasers for use in advanced gravitational wave detectors. By feeding back directly to the pump-diode driving current we achieved shot-noise-limited stabilization at frequencies up to several kHz with some residual noise at lower frequencies (sub ~100 Hz). The method used is applicable to higher powered laser systems planned for advanced interferometric gravitational wave detectors.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barr, Dr Bryan and Killow, Dr Christian and Strain, Professor Kenneth
Authors: Barr, B.W., Strain, K.A., and Killow, C.J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
Publisher:Institute of Physics
ISSN:0264-9381
ISSN (Online):1361-6382

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