Advanced laser interferometer detectors utilizing more than 100 W of laser power and with similar to10(6) W circulating laser power present many technological problems. The Australian Consortium for Interferometric Gravitational Astronomy (ACIGA) is developing a high power research facility in Gingin, north of Perth, Western Australia, which will test techniques for the next generation interferometers. In particular it will test thermal lensing compensation and control strategies for optical cavities in which optical spring effects and parametric instabilities may present major difficulties.
|Journal||Classical and Quantum Gravity|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|