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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 8329–8336

Impact of upconverted scattered light on advanced interferometric gravitational wave detectors

David J Ottaway, Peter Fritschel, and Samuel J. Waldman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 8329-8336 (2012)

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Second generation gravitational wave detectors are being installed in a number of locations globally. These long-baseline, Michelson interferometers increase the sensitivity between 10 and 40 Hz by many orders of magnitude compared with first generation instruments. Control of non-linear noise coupling from scattered light fields is critical to achieve low frequency performance. In this paper we investigate the requirements on the attenuation of scattered light using a novel time-domain analysis and two years of seismic data from the LIGO Livingston Observatory.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(240.3695) Optics at surfaces : Linear and nonlinear light scattering from surfaces

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: January 31, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2012
Published: March 26, 2012

David J Ottaway, Peter Fritschel, and Samuel J. Waldman, "Impact of upconverted scattered light on advanced interferometric gravitational wave detectors," Opt. Express 20, 8329-8336 (2012)

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