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Real-time simulation of interferometric gravitational wave detectors involving moving mirrors

Bhawal, Biplab (1998) Real-time simulation of interferometric gravitational wave detectors involving moving mirrors. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 15 (1). pp. 120-143. ISSN 1084-7529. doi:10.1364/JOSAA.15.000120.

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A method of real-time dynamical simulation for laser interferometric gravitational wave detectors is presented. The method is based on a digital filtering approach and a number of important physical points understood by a step-by-step investigation of two-mirror cavities, a three-mirror coupled cavity, and a full-length power-recycled interferometer with mirrors having longitudinal motion. The final analytical representation used for the fast simulation of a full-length power-recycled interferometer is analogous to a two-mirror dynamical cavity with time-dependent reflectivities, when intracavity fields of the interferometer are expressed together in a state-vector representation. A detailed discussion establishes the relationships among physical effects pertaining to field evolution in two-mirror cavities and coupled cavities or to the full interferometer.

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Additional Information:© 1998 Optical Society of America. Received January 31, 1997; accepted June 20, 1997; revised manuscript received July 3, 1997. I am especially thankful to P. Hello and J.-Y. Vinet for the initial motivation they provided me and for many useful discussions and critical comments. It is also my pleasure to thank M. Barsuglia, F. Bondu, A. Brillet, F. Cavalier, R. Chiche, H. Heitmann, F. Lediberder, C. N. Man, M. Pham Tu, and E. Tournie for comments and clarifications. This work is supported by Centre International des Etudiants et Stagiaires, France.
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Official Citation:Biplab Bhawal, "Real-time simulation of interferometric gravitational wave detectors involving moving mirrors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 120-143 (1998)
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