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PYKAT: Python package for modelling precision optical interferometers

Date

2020

Authors

Brown, Daniel
Jones, Philip
Rowlinson, Samuel
Sean, Leavey
Green, Anna C.
Toyra, Daniel
Freise, A

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Volume Title

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Abstract

PYKAT is a Python package which extends the popular optical interferometer modelling software FINESSE. It provides a more modern and efficient user interface for conducting complex numerical simulations, as well as enabling the use of Python's extensive scientific software ecosystem. In this paper we highlight the relationship between PYKAT and FINESSE, how it is used, and provide an illustrative example of how it has helped to better understand the characteristics of the current generation of gravitational wave interferometers.

Description

Keywords

Interferometry modelling, Gravitational wave detector modelling, Quantum optics, Quantum noise

Citation

Source

SoftwareX

Type

Journal article

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Access Statement

Open Access

License Rights

Creative Commons Attribution License

DOI

10.1016/j.softx.2020.100613

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