Increasing the sensitivity of future gravitational-wave detectors with double squeezed-input

F.Y. Khalili, H. Miao, Y. Chen

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    We consider improving the sensitivity of future interferometric gravitational-wave detectors by simultaneously injecting two squeezed vacuums (light), filtered through a resonant Fabry-Perot cavity, into the dark port of the interferometer. The same scheme with single squeezed vacuum was first proposed and analyzed by Corbitt et al. [ Phys. Rev. D 70 022002 (2004)]. Here we show that the extra squeezed vacuum, together with an additional homodyne detection suggested previously by one of the authors [ F. Ya. Khalili Phys. Rev. D 77 062003 (2008)], allows reduction of quantum noise over the entire detection band. To motivate future implementations, we take into account a realistic technical noise budget for Advanced LIGO and numerically optimize the parameters of both the filter and the interferometer for detecting gravitational-wave signals from two important astrophysics sources, namely, neutron-star–neutron-star binaries and bursts. Assuming the optical loss of the ∼30  m filter cavity to be 10 ppm per bounce and 10 dB squeezing injection, the corresponding quantum noise with optimal parameters lowers by a factor of 10 at high frequencies and goes below the technical noise at low and intermediate frequencies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)N/A
    JournalPhysical Review D
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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