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High-Gain Power Recycling of a Fabry Perot Michelson Interferometer for a Gravitational-Wave Antenna

Sato, Shuichi and Ohashi, Masatake and Fujimoto, Masa-Katsu and Fukushima, Mitsuhiro and Waseda, Koichi and Miyoki, Shinji and Mavalvala, Nergis and Yamamoto, Hiroaki (2000) High-Gain Power Recycling of a Fabry Perot Michelson Interferometer for a Gravitational-Wave Antenna. Applied Optics, 39 (25). pp. 4616-4620. ISSN 0003-6935.

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Power recycling was implemented on a fully suspended prototype interferometer with arm lengths of 20 m. A wave-front-sensing technique for alignment control of the suspended mirrors was also implemented, which allowed for several hours of stable operation. A power-recycling gain of greater than 12 was achieved, a significant increase over the highest gain in a suspended mirror Fabry Perot Michelson interferometer reported to date.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2000 Optical Society of America Received 8 February 2000; revised manuscript received 23 May 2000. The authors thank K. Ito and co-workers at Japan Aviation Electronics Co, Ltd., for their technical support. This study was partially supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and a grant-in-aid for Creative Basic Research of the Ministry of Education (09NP0801). N. Mavalvala and H. Yamamoto were supported under National Science Foundation (NSF) Cooperative Agreement PHY-9210038.
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