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Impact of backscattered light in a squeezing-enhanced interferometric gravitational-wave detector

Chua, Sheon; Dwyer, Sheila; Barsotti, L; Sigg, D; Schofield, R; Frolov, V; Kawabe, Keita; Evans, M; Meadors, G.D.; Factourovich, M; Gustafson, R; Smith-Lefebvre, Nicolas; Vorvick, C; Landry, M; Khalaidovski, A; Stefszky, Michael; Mow-Lowry, C; Buchler, Benjamin; Shaddock, Daniel; Lam, Ping Koy; McClelland, David

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Squeezed states of light have been recently used to improve the sensitivity of laser-interferometric gravitational-wave detectors beyond the quantum limit. To completely establish quantum engineering as a realistic option for the next generation of detectors, it is crucial to study and quantify the noise coupling mechanisms which injection of squeezed states could potentially introduce. We present a direct measurement of the impact of backscattered light from a squeezed-light source deployed on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68837
Source: Classical and Quantum Gravity
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/31/3/035017

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