Mechanical quality factor of a cryogenic sapphire test mass for gravitational wave detectors

T. Uchiyama, T. Tomaru, Michael Tobar, D. Tatsumi, S. Miyoki, M. Ohashi, K. Kuroda, T. Suzuki, N. Sato, T. Haruyama, A. Yamamoto, T. Shintomi

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Abstract

A sapphire cylinder, of 100 mm diameter and 60 mm length, was suspended on a pair of sapphire fibers to simulate a mirror for a cryogenic laser interferometric gravitational wave detector. A mechanical quality factor of 2.5 x 10(8) was obtained for the second axial symmetric mode of the cylinder at 4.2 K. (C) 1999 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-11
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume261
Issue numberN/A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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