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)

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 Strain, Professor Kenneth and Killow, Dr Christian
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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