Experimental demonstration of a suspended diffractively coupled optical cavity

Edgar, M.P. et al. (2009) Experimental demonstration of a suspended diffractively coupled optical cavity. Optics Letters, 34(20), pp. 3184-3186. (doi: 10.1364/OL.34.003184) (PMID:19838267)

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All-reflective optical systems are under consideration for future gravitational wave detector topologies. One approach in proposed designs is to use diffraction gratings as input couplers for Fabry–Perot cavities. We present an experimental demonstration of a fully suspended diffractively coupled cavity and investigate the use of conventional Pound–Drever–Hall length sensing and control techniques to maintain the required operating condition.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barr, Dr Bryan and Edgar, Dr Matthew and Plissi, Dr Michael and Nelson, Mr John and Strain, Professor Kenneth
Authors: Edgar, M.P., Barr, B.W., Nelson, J., Plissi, M.V., Strain, K.A., Burmeister, O., Britzger, M., Danzmann, K., Schnabel, R., Clausnitzer, T., Bruckner, F., Kley, E.B., and Tunnermann, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Optics Letters
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN (Online):1539-4794
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 Optical Society of America
First Published:First published in Optics Letters 34(20):3184-3186
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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459312Investigations in Gravitational Radiation.Sheila RowanScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/I001085/1Physics and Astronomy