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Achieving resonance in the Advanced LIGO gravitational-wave interferometer

Staley, A; Martynov, D; Abbott, Richard; Adhikari, Rana; Arai, Koji; Ballmer, Stefan; Barsotti, L; Brooks, AF; DeRosa, R; Dwyer, S; Effler, A; Evans, M; Fritschel, Peter; Frolov, V; Gray, C; McClelland, David; Miller, John; Mullavey, Adam; Slagmolen, Bram; Ward, Robert


Interferometric gravitational-wave detectors are complex instruments comprised of a Michelson interferometer enhanced by multiple coupled cavities. Active feedback control is required to operate these instruments and keep the cavities locked on resonance. The optical response is highly nonlinear until a good operating point is reached. The linear operating range is between 0.01% and 1% of a fringe for each degree of freedom. The resonance lock has to be achieved in all five degrees of freedom...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Classical and Quantum Gravity
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/31/24/245010


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