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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1014–1016

Arm cavity resonant sideband control for laser interferometric gravitational wave detectors

D. E. McClelland, J. B. Camp, J. Mason, W. Kells, and S. E. Whitcomb  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 15, pp. 1014-1016 (1999)

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We present a new optical control scheme for a laser interferometric gravitational wave detector that has a high degree of tolerance to interferometer spatial distortions and noise on the input light. The scheme involves resonating the rf sidebands in an interferometer arm cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

D. E. McClelland, J. B. Camp, J. Mason, W. Kells, and S. E. Whitcomb, "Arm cavity resonant sideband control for laser interferometric gravitational wave detectors," Opt. Lett. 24, 1014-1016 (1999)

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