Lasers and optics: Looking towards third generation gravitational wave detectors

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Mavalvala, N.; McClelland, D.E.; Mueller, G.; Reitze, D.H.; Schnabel, R.; Willke, B.: Lasers and optics: Looking towards third generation gravitational wave detectors. In: General Relativity and Gravitation 43 (2011), Nr. 2, S. 569-592. DOI:

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Third generation terrestrial interferometric gravitational wave detectors will likely require significant advances in laser and optical technologies to reduce two of the main limiting noise sources: thermal noise due to mirror coatings and quantum noise arising from a combination of shot noise and radiation pressure noise. Increases in laser power and possible changes of the operational wavelength require new high power laser sources and new electro-optic modulators and Faraday isolators. Squeezed light can be used to further reduce the quantum noise while nano-structured optical components can be used to reduce or eliminate mirror coating thermal noise as well as to implement all-reflective interferometer configurations to avoid thermal effects in mirror substrates. This paper is intended to give an overview on the current state-of-the-art and future trends in these areas of ongoing research and development.
License of this version: CC BY-NC 4.0 Unported
Document Type: article
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2011
Appears in Collections:Fakultät für Mathematik und Physik

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