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Arm length stabilisation for advanced gravitational wave detectors

Mullavey, Adam Joseph

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Currently the Laser Interferometric Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) is undergoing upgrades from Initial LIGO to become Advanced LIGO. Amongst these upgrades is the addition of a signal recycling mirror at the output port of the interferometer; upgrades of the mirror suspensions to quadruple pendulums; the implementation of less invasive and hence weaker test mass actuators; and the change of readout scheme from a heterodyne based RF readout to a homodyne based DC readout. The DC readout...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/155176
DOI: 10.25911/5c3da8ed65501

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