Designs of the frequency reference cavity for the AEI 10 m porototype interferometer

Kawazoe, F. et al. (2010) Designs of the frequency reference cavity for the AEI 10 m porototype interferometer. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 228(1), Art. 012028. (doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/228/1/012028)

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The AEI 10 m Prototype is in its designing phase and will provide a test-bed for very sensitive interferometric experiments, such as the sub-SQL interferometer. It will test new techniques to reach – and even surpass – the Standard Quantum Limit. The experience and knowledge that can be gained from this experiment can be applied to large-scale interferometric gravitational detectors to improve the detector sensitivities. In order for the sub-SQL interferometer to achieve the required sensitivity all limiting noise sources need to be suppressed sufficiently. Noise sources can include seismic noise, thermal noise, and laser noise; laser frequency noise will be the main focus of this document. The laser frequency noise will be suppressed to a level of 10−4 Hz/ at 20 Hz dropping to below 10−6 Hz/ at 1kHz. The proposed design to suppress the laser frequency noise with a ring cavity is described in this paper.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hild, Professor Stefan and Graef, Dr Christian and Strain, Professor Kenneth
Authors: Kawazoe, F., Taylor, J. R., Bertolini, A., Born, M., Chen, Y., Dahl, K., Gering, D., Goßler, S., Gräf, C., Heinzel, G., Hild, S., Kranz, O., Kühn, G., Lück, H., Mossavi, K., Schnabel, R., Somiya, K., Strain, K., Wanner, A., Westphal, T., Willke, B., and Danzmann, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Publisher:Institute of Physics
ISSN (Online):1742-6596

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