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Squeezed-state source using radiation-pressure-induced rigidity

Corbitt, Thomas and Chen, Yanbei and Khalili, Farid and Ottaway, David and Vyatchanin, Sergey and Whitcomb, Stu and Mavalvala, Nergis (2006) Squeezed-state source using radiation-pressure-induced rigidity. Physical Review A, 73 (2). Art. No. 023801. ISSN 1050-2947.

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We propose an experiment to extract ponderomotive squeezing from an interferometer with high circulating power and low mass mirrors. In this interferometer, optical resonances of the arm cavities are detuned from the laser frequency, creating a mechanical rigidity that dramatically suppresses displacement noises. After taking into account imperfection of optical elements, laser noise, and other technical noise consistent with existing laser and optical technologies and typical laboratory environments, we expect the output light from the interferometer to have measurable squeezing of 5 dB, with a frequency-independent squeeze angle for frequencies below 1 kHz. This squeeze source is well suited for injection into a gravitational-wave interferometer, leading to improved sensitivity from reduction in the quantum noise. Furthermore, this design provides an experimental test of quantum-limited radiation pressure effects, which have not previously been tested.

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Corbitt, Thomas0000-0002-5520-8541
Chen, Yanbei0000-0002-9730-9463
Ottaway, David0000-0001-6794-1591
Vyatchanin, Sergey0000-0002-6823-911X
Additional Information:©2006 The American Physical Society (Received 1 November 2005; published 2 February 2006) The authors thank their colleagues in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, especially Vladimir Braginsky, Keisuke Goda, Eugeniy Mikhailov, and Gregg Harry, for stimulating discussions. The authors gratefully acknowledge support from National Science Foundation Grant Nos. PHY-0107417, PHY-0300345, PHY-0099568 (for Y.C.), and PHY-0353775 (for F.K. and S.V.). One of the authors (Y.C.) research was also supported by the David and Barbara Groce Fund at the San Diego Foundation, as well as the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Sofja Kovalevskaja Grant (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research). Two of the authors (F.K. and S.V.) research was also supported by the Russian Agency of Industry and Science Contract Nos. and 40.700.12.0086, and by Russian Foundation for Basic Research Grant No. 03-02-16975-a.
Subject Keywords:optical squeezing; radiation pressure; mirrors; gravitational wave detectors; light interferometry; laser noise; quantum noise
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