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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2005
  • pp: 3413–3424

Power-recycled resonant sideband extraction interferometer with polarization detection

Peter T. Beyersdorf, Seiji Kawamura, Kentaro Somiya, Fumiko Kawazoe, and Marcel Agüeros  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 17, pp. 3413-3424 (2005)

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Second-generation interferometric gravitational-wave detectors will use a technique called resonant sideband extraction (RSE) to improve the sensitivity in a narrow, tunable, frequency band. We present a configuration in which we use polarization detection to allow a continuously tunable power-recycled RSE interferometer for a control scheme similar to those of the first-generation detectors. A mathematical model describing this configuration and the results from a tabletop prototype are presented that demonstrate this configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(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: September 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2005
Published: June 10, 2005

Peter T. Beyersdorf, Seiji Kawamura, Kentaro Somiya, Fumiko Kawazoe, and Marcel Agüeros, "Power-recycled resonant sideband extraction interferometer with polarization detection," Appl. Opt. 44, 3413-3424 (2005)

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