An alignment-sensing scheme for all significant angular degrees of freedom of a power-recycled Michelson interferometer with Fabry–Perot cavities in the arms was tested on a tabletop interferometer. The response to misalignment of all degrees of freedom was measured at each sensor, and good agreement was found between measured and theoretical values.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 15, 1998
Revised Manuscript: August 4, 1998
Published: November 20, 1998
Nergis Mavalvala, Daniel Sigg, and David Shoemaker, "Experimental test of an alignment-sensing scheme for a gravitational-wave interferometer," Appl. Opt. 37, 7743-7746 (1998)