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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1507–1509

Experimental demonstration of variable-reflectivity signal recycling for interferometric gravitational-wave detectors

Glenn de Vine, Daniel A. Shaddock, and David E. McClelland  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 17, pp. 1507-1509 (2002)

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The results of an experimental demonstration of a benchtop Michelson interferometer with a variable-reflectivity signal mirror are presented. This variable reflectivity is achieved by employment of a second Michelson interferometer. The results are presented in the form of the frequency responses obtained from this configuration with a signal laser injection method. It is shown that the frequency response can be dynamically tuned with independent peak frequency and bandwidth control. Such a configuration gives a tunable frequency response and has an application as a flexible gravitational-wave detector.

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(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

Glenn de Vine, Daniel A. Shaddock, and David E. McClelland, "Experimental demonstration of variable-reflectivity signal recycling for interferometric gravitational-wave detectors," Opt. Lett. 27, 1507-1509 (2002)

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