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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2342–2344

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Low-loss grating for coupling to a high-finesse cavity

A. Bunkowski, O. Burmeister, P. Beyersdorf, K. Danzmann, R. Schnabel, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 20, pp. 2342-2344 (2004)

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A concept for a low-loss all-reflective cavity coupler is experimentally demonstrated at a wavelength of 1064 nm. A 1450-nm period dielectric reflection grating with a diffraction efficiency of 0.58% in the -1st order is used in the 2nd-order Littrow configuration as a coupler to form a cavity with a finesse of 400. The application of such reflective low-loss cavity couplers in future generations of gravitational-wave detectors and implementation issues are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters

A. Bunkowski, O. Burmeister, P. Beyersdorf, K. Danzmann, R. Schnabel, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, and A. Tünnermann, "Low-loss grating for coupling to a high-finesse cavity," Opt. Lett. 29, 2342-2344 (2004)

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