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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1283–1295

Power-recycled Michelson interferometer with resonant sideband extraction

Daniel A. Shaddock, Malcolm B. Gray, Conor Mow-Lowry, and David E. McClelland  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 7, pp. 1283-1295 (2003)

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We present a system for the control and signal extraction of a power-recycled Michelson interferometer with resonant sideband extraction. This control system is capable of locking four degrees of freedom to a fixed point while locking the signal cavity to an arbitrary detuned point. One of the strengths of this system is that it can quickly change the instrument’s frequency response without disrupting continuous operation. We report on an experimental implementation of this control system on a benchtop prototype and present broadband measurements of the prototype’s frequency response for a range of signal cavity detunings.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(350.1270) Other areas of optics : Astronomy and astrophysics

Original Manuscript: July 5, 2002
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2002
Published: March 1, 2003

Daniel A. Shaddock, Malcolm B. Gray, Conor Mow-Lowry, and David E. McClelland, "Power-recycled Michelson interferometer with resonant sideband extraction," Appl. Opt. 42, 1283-1295 (2003)

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