Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Thermal effects in the Input Optics of the Enhanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory

Dooley, Katherine, Arain, Muzammil A., Feldbaum, David, Frolov, Valery V., Heintze, Matthew, Hoak, Daniel, Khazanov, Efim A., Lucianetti, Antonio, Martin, Rodica M., Mueller, Guido, Palashov, Oleg, Quetschke, Volker, Reitze, David H., Savage, R. L., Tanner, D. B., Williams, Luke F. and Wu, Wan 2012. Thermal effects in the Input Optics of the Enhanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. Review of Scientific Instruments 83 (3) , 033109. 10.1063/1.3695405

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

We present the design and performance of the LIGO Input Optics subsystem as implemented for the sixth science run of the LIGO interferometers. The Initial LIGO Input Optics experienced thermal side effects when operating with 7 W input power. We designed, built, and implemented improved versions of the Input Optics for Enhanced LIGO, an incremental upgrade to the Initial LIGO interferometers, designed to run with 30 W input power. At four times the power of Initial LIGO, the Enhanced LIGO Input Optics demonstrated improved performance including better optical isolation, less thermal drift, minimal thermal lensing and higher optical efficiency. The success of the Input Optics design fosters confidence for its ability to perform well in Advanced LIGO.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
ISSN: 0034-6748
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 11:37
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/108808

Citation Data

Cited 14 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item