Mueller, Guido and Shu, Qi-ze and Adhikari, Rana and Tanner, D. B. and Reitze, David and Sigg, Daniel and Mavalvala, Nergis and Camp, Jordan (2000) Determination and optimization of mode matching into optical cavities by heterodyne detection. Optics Letters, 25 (4). pp. 266-268. ISSN 0146-9592. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:MUEol00
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We report on a novel high-sensitivity method to characterize and improve mode matching into optical cavities. This method is based on heterodyne detection of cylindrical transverse cavity modes. A specially designed annular-segmented photodiode is used to measure the amplitude of nonresonant modes reflected by the cavity. Our measurements allow us to optimize cavity mode matching to nearly 99.98% and will play an important diagnostic role in gravitational-wave detectors.
|Additional Information:||© 2000 Optical Society of America. Received November 4, 1999. This research was supported by National Science Foundation grants PHY-9722114 and PHY-9210038. We gratefully acknowledge helpful comments from Stan Whitcomb, David Shoemaker, and Albert Lazzarini.|
|Official Citation:||G. Mueller, Q. -z. Shu, R. Adhikari, D. B. Tanner, D. Reitze, D. Sigg, N. Mavalvala, and J. Camp, "Determination and optimization of mode matching into optical cavities by heterodyne detection," Opt. Lett. 25, 266-268 (2000) http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-4-266|
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