Skip navigation
Skip navigation
Open Research will be down for maintenance between 8:00am and 8:15am on Monday, 9th December 2019.

Coating-Free Mirrors for Ultra-Sensitive Interferometry

Cumpston, Jeff

Description

Thermodynamical fluctuations impose random noise on the position of optical components. It is predicted that this thermal noise will limit the sensitivity of interferometric gravitational-wave detectors in their most sensitive frequency band. Thermal noise originating from optical coatings was first considered in the context of interferometric gravitational wave detectors. Its true significance was, however, only revealed after Y. Levin introduced a new method in 1998 to calculate the...[Show more]

CollectionsOpen Access Theses
Date published: 2006
Type: Thesis (Honours)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/44514
DOI: 10.25911/5d7a28f1cd3a9

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
Cumpston_thesis.pdf2.31 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail


This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons

Updated:  22 January 2019/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator