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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 1997
  • pp: 5325–5334

Stability of giant Fabry–Perot cavities of interferometric gravitational-wave detectors

S. V. Dhurandhar, P. Hello, B. S. Sathyaprakash, and J.-Y. Vinet  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 22, pp. 5325-5334 (1997)

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We consider the coupling of the thermoelastic mirror deformations to the resonance of giant cavities involved in interferometric detectors of gravitational waves. As this problem is coupled and nonlinear, instabilities could occur a priori. We analytically solve the coupled problem of thermoelastic deformations and their effect on the laser field, perturbatively, and we show that within the realm of our (physically reasonable) assumptions there are no instabilities that can simulate a false event in the observational frequency range of 1 Hz to 1 kHz.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 11, 1996
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 1996
Published: August 1, 1997

S. V. Dhurandhar, P. Hello, B. S. Sathyaprakash, and J.-Y. Vinet, "Stability of giant Fabry–Perot cavities of interferometric gravitational-wave detectors," Appl. Opt. 36, 5325-5334 (1997)

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