The Virgo interferometer, aimed at detecting gravitational waves, is now in a commissioning phase. Measurements of its optical properties are needed for the understanding of the instrument. We present the techniques developed for the measurement of the optical parameters of Virgo. These parameters are compared with the Virgo specifications.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology
Original Manuscript: October 13, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2007
Published: May 18, 2007
, "Measurement of the optical parameters of the Virgo interferometer," Appl. Opt. 46, 3466-3484 (2007)