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Observation of parametric instability in advanced LIGO

Fritschel, Peter; Barsotti, L; Martynov, D; Coyne, D; Abbott, Robert; Adhikari, Rana; Arai, Koji; Bork, R; Frolov, V; Staley, A; Ward, Robert


Parametric instabilities have long been studied as a potentially limiting effect in high-power interferometric gravitational wave detectors. Until now, however, these instabilities have never been observed in a kilometer-scale interferometer. In this Letter, we describe the first observation of parametric instability in a gravitational wave detector, and the means by which it has been removed as a barrier to progress.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.161102


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