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Tip-tilt mirror suspension: Beam steering for advanced laser interferometer gravitational wave observatory sensing and control signals

Slagmolen, Bram J. J.; Mullavey, Adam J.; Miller, John; McClelland, David E.; Fritschel, Peter


We describe the design of a small optic suspension system, referred to as the tip-tilt mirror suspension, used to isolate selected small optics for the interferometer sensing and control beams in the advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors. The suspended optics are isolated in all 6 degrees of freedom, with eigenmode frequencies between 1.3 Hz and 10 Hz. The suspended optic has voice-coil actuators which provide an angular range of ±4 mrad in the pitch and yaw degrees of freedom.

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Date published: 2011-12-19
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of Scientific Instruments
DOI: 10.1063/1.3669532


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