Large-scale gravitational-wave detectors currently under construction such as the LIGO detectors use multiple-mirror resonant optical systems containing several surfaces at which the relative phase of interfering light beams must be controlled. We describe a tabletop experiment that demonstrates a scheme for extracting signals in such an interferometer corresponding to deviations from perfect interference.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 22, 1995
Published: July 1, 1995
M. W. Regehr, F. J. Raab, and S. E. Whitcomb, "Demonstration of a power-recycled Michelson interferometer with Fabry–Perot arms by frontal modulation," Opt. Lett. 20, 1507-1509 (1995)