Control sideband generation for dual-recycled laser interferometric gravitational wave detectors

Barr, B.W. , Miyakawa, O., Kawamura, S., Weinstein, A.J., Ward, R., Vass, S. and Strain, K.A. (2006) Control sideband generation for dual-recycled laser interferometric gravitational wave detectors. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 23(18), pp. 5661-5666. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/23/18/010)

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Abstract

We present a discussion of the problems associated with generation of multiple control sidebands for length sensing and control of dual-recycled, cavity-enhanced Michelson interferometers and the motivation behind more complicated sideband generation methods. We focus on the Mach–Zehnder interferometer as a topological solution to the problem and present results from tests carried out at the Caltech 40 m prototype gravitational wave detector. The consequences for sensing and control for advanced interferometry are discussed, as are the implications for future interferometers such as Advanced LIGO.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barr, Dr Bryan and Strain, Professor Kenneth
Authors: Barr, B.W., Miyakawa, O., Kawamura, S., Weinstein, A.J., Ward, R., Vass, S., and Strain, K.A.
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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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
337921UK involvement in advanced LIGOKenneth StrainParticle Physics & Astronomy Research Council (PPARC)ST/G504284/1Physics and Astronomy