Optical bench interferometer - from LISA Pathfinder to NGO/eLISA

Taylor, A. et al. (2013) Optical bench interferometer - from LISA Pathfinder to NGO/eLISA. In: 9th LISA Symposium. Series: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, 467. Astronomical Society of the Pacific: Paris, pp. 311-315. ISBN 9781583818169

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We present a short summary of some optical bench construction and alignment developments that build on experience gained during the LISA Pathfinder optical bench assembly. These include evolved fibre injectors, a new beam vector measurement system, and thermally stable mounting hardware. The beam vector measurement techniques allow the alignment of beams to targets with absolute accuracy of a few microns and 20 microradians. We also describe a newly designed ultra-low-return beam dump that is expected to be a crucial element in the control of ghost beams on the optical benches.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Taylor, Dr Alasdair and Robertson, Dr David and Ward, Professor Henry and Perreur-Lloyd, Mr Michael and Fitzsimons, Dr Ewan and Killow, Dr Christian and Bogenstahl, Miss Johanna
Authors: Taylor, A., d'Arcio, L., Bogenstahl, J., Danzmann, K., Diekmann, C., Fitzsimons, E. D., Gerberding, O., Heinzel, G., Hennig, J.-S., Hogenhuis, H., Killow, C. J., Lieser, M., Lucarelli, S., Nikolov, S., Perreur-Lloyd, M., Pijnenburg, J., Robertson, D. I., Sohmer, A., Tröbs, M., Ward, H., and Weise, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:9th LISA Symposium
Publisher:Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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