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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 14 — Jul. 7, 2008
  • pp: 10018–10032

Design of the Advanced LIGO recycling cavities

Muzammil A. Arain and Guido Mueller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 10018-10032 (2008)

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The current LIGO detectors will undergo an upgrade which is expected to improve their sensitivity and bandwidth significantly. These advanced gravitational-wave detectors will employ stable recycling cavities to better confine their spatial eigenmodes instead of the currently installed marginally stable power recycling cavity. In this letter we describe the general layout of the recycling cavities and give specific values for a first possible design. We also address the issue of mode mismatch due to manufacturing tolerance of optical elements and present a passive compensation scheme based upon optimizing the distances between optical elements.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2008
Published: June 23, 2008

Muzammil A. Arain and Guido Mueller, "Design of the Advanced LIGO recycling cavities," Opt. Express 16, 10018-10032 (2008)

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