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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2006
  • pp: 450–452

In situ measurement of absorption in high-power interferometers by using beam diameter measurements

David Ottaway, Joseph Betzwieser, Stefan Ballmer, Sam Waldman, and William Kells  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 450-452 (2006)

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We present a simple technique to make in situ measurements of the absorption in the optics of high-power laser interferometers. The measurement is particularly useful to those commissioning large-scale high power optical systems.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2005

David Ottaway, Joseph Betzwieser, Stefan Ballmer, Sam Waldman, and William Kells, "In situ measurement of absorption in high-power interferometers by using beam diameter measurements," Opt. Lett. 31, 450-452 (2006)

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