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Thermo-optic noise in coated mirrors for high-precision optical measurements

Evans, M. and Ballmer, S. and Fejer, M. and Fritschel, P. and Harry, G. and Ogin, G. (2008) Thermo-optic noise in coated mirrors for high-precision optical measurements. Physical Review D, 78 (10). Art. No. 102003. ISSN 2470-0010.

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Thermal fluctuations in the coatings used to make high reflectors are becoming significant noise sources in precision optical measurements and are particularly relevant to advanced gravitational-wave detectors. There are two recognized sources of coating thermal noise; mechanical loss and thermal dissipation. Thermal dissipation causes thermal fluctuations in the coating which produce noise via the thermoelastic and thermorefractive mechanisms. We treat these mechanisms coherently, give a correction for finite coating thickness, and evaluate the implications for Advanced LIGO.

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Additional Information:© 2008 The American Physical Society. (Received 25 July 2008; published 10 November 2008)
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