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High-vacuum-compatible high-power Faraday isolators for gravitational-wave interferometers

Palashov, Oleg V. and Zheleznov, Dmitry S. and Voitovich, Alexander V. and Zelenogorsky, Victor V. and Kamenetsky, Eugene E. and Khazanov, Efim A. and Martin, Rodica M. and Dooley, Katherine L. and Williams, Luke and Lucianetti, Antonio and Quetschke, Volker and Mueller, Guido and Reitze, David H. and Tanner, David B. and Genin, Eric and Canuel, Benjamin and Marque, Julien (2012) High-vacuum-compatible high-power Faraday isolators for gravitational-wave interferometers. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 29 (7). pp. 1784-1792. ISSN 0740-3224. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.29.001784.

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Faraday isolators play a key role in the operation of large-scale gravitational-wave detectors. Second-generation gravitational-wave interferometers such as the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Advanced Virgo will use high-average-power cw lasers (up to 200 W) requiring specially designed Faraday isolators that are immune to the effects resulting from the laser beam absorption–degraded isolation ratio, thermal lensing, and thermally induced beam steering. In this paper, we present a comprehensive study of Faraday isolators designed specifically for high-performance operation in high-power gravitational-wave interferometers.

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Additional Information:© 2012 Optical Society of America. Received January 19, 2012; revised April 6, 2012; accepted April 17, 2012; posted April 18, 2012 (Doc. ID 161872); published June 27, 2012. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through grants PHY-0757968, PHY-0855313, and PHY-0555453 and by the European Gravitational Observatory through a grant for the development of “High power optical component for Advanced Virgo.” This document has been assigned LIGO doc. no. P1100095.
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Issue or Number:7
Classification Code:OCIS codes: 230.2240, 140.6810, 230.3240, 230.3810
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Official Citation:O. Palashov, D. Zheleznov, A. Voitovich, V. Zelenogorsky, E. Kamenetsky, E. Khazanov, R. Martin, K. Dooley, L. Williams, A. Lucianetti, V. Quetschke, G. Mueller, D. Reitze, D. Tanner, E. Genin, B. Canuel, and J. Marque, "High-vacuum-compatible high-power Faraday isolators for gravitational-wave interferometers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1784-1792 (2012).
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