ACIGA's high optical power test facility

Li Ju, M. Aoun, Pablo Barriga, David Blair, A. Brooks, Ron Burman, R. Burston, E. Chin, X.T. Chin, C.Y. Lee, David Coward, B. Cusack, G. De Vine, Jerome Degallaix, Jean-Charles Dumas, F. Garoi, Slawomir Gras, M. Gray, D. Hosken, Eric Howell & 20 others J.S. Jacob, T.L. Kelly, B.H. Lee, Kah Lee, T. Lun, D. Mcclelland, C. Mow-Lowry, D. Mudge, J. Munch, Sascha Schediwy, S. Scott, A. Searle, B. Sheard, B.J.J. Slagmolen, P. Veitch, John Winterflood, Andrew Woolley, Z. Yan, C. Zhao, Carlo Bradaschia

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S887-S893
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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