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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1998
  • pp: 7743–7746

Experimental test of an alignment-sensing scheme for a gravitational-wave interferometer

Nergis Mavalvala, Daniel Sigg, and David Shoemaker  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 33, pp. 7743-7746 (1998)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(220.1140) Optical design and fabrication : Alignment

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)

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