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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 4 — Aug. 17, 1998
  • pp: 131–140

Partial destruction of sensitivity in non-ideal interferometric detection of gravitational waves

D. Mundarain and M. Orszag  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 131-140 (1998)

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We have studied the interferometric sensitivity for gravitational wave detection explicitly including the photodetector efficiency. We show that the sensitivity is very strongly affected by non-ideal pho-todetector efficiency when we inject a squeezed signal, as compared to the ordinary vacuum case. Quantum limits and resonance are also discussed for short time detections.

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OCIS Codes
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Quantum noise reduction in optical systems

Original Manuscript: June 5, 1998
Published: August 17, 1998

D. Mundarain and Miguel Orszag, "Partial destruction of sensitivity in non-ideal interferometric detection of gravitational waves.," Opt. Express 3, 131-140 (1998)

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