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Analysis of sub-shot noise power recycled Michelson interferometer

McKenzie, Kirk; Buchler, Benjamin; Shaddock, Daniel; Lam, Ping Koy; McClelland, David

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The sensitivity of interferometric gravitational wave detectors is ultimately limited by the 'quantum noise' of light. In this paper we compare results from a bench-top experiment and a theoretical model which show how squeezed states of light may be used to modify the quantum noise behaviour of a power recycled Michel son interferometer. We develop a simple theoretical model of the experiment and find close agreement of theoretical and experimental results. We measure quantum noise suppression...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/87352
Source: Classical and Quantum Gravity
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/21/5/098

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