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Experimental test of an alignment-sensing scheme for a gravitational-wave interferometer

Mavalvala, Nergis and Sigg, Daniel and Shoemaker, David (1998) Experimental test of an alignment-sensing scheme for a gravitational-wave interferometer. Applied Optics, 37 (33). pp. 7743-7746. ISSN 0003-6935.

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An alignment-sensing scheme for all significant angular degrees of freedom of a power-recycled Michelson interferometer with Fabry Perot cavities in the arms was tested on a tabletop interferometer. The response to misalignment of all degrees of freedom was measured at each sensor, and good agreement was found between measured and theoretical values.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1998 Optical Society of America. Received 15 May 1998; revised manuscript received 4 August 1998. We thank our colleagues on the LIGO project who helped us carry out this experiment and gave us many useful suggestions and comments, particularly R. Weiss and S. Whitcomb. Most of all, we thank Y. Hefetz, who initiated this experiment and much of the analysis preceding it. This study is supported by National Science Foundation grant PHY-9210038. D. Sigg was partially supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Subject Keywords:Interferometry; Alignment
Issue or Number:33
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Deposited By: Lindsay Cleary
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