CaltechAUTHORS
  A Caltech Library Service

Shot Noise in Gravitational-Wave Detectors with Fabry-Perot Arms

Lyons, Torrey T. and Regehr, Martin W. and Raab, Frederick J. (2000) Shot Noise in Gravitational-Wave Detectors with Fabry-Perot Arms. Applied Optics, 39 (36). pp. 6761-6770. ISSN 0003-6935. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LYOao00

[img]
Preview
PDF
See Usage Policy.

138Kb

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item: http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LYOao00

Abstract

Shot-noise-limited sensitivity is calculated for gravitational-wave interferometers with Fabry–Perot arms, similar to those being installed at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Italian–French Laser Interferometer Collaboration (VIRGO) facility. This calculation includes the effect of nonstationary shot noise that is due to phase modulation of the light. The resulting formula is experimentally verified by a test interferometer with suspended mirrors in the 40-m arms.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:© 2000 Optical Society of America. Received 28 January 2000; revised manuscript received 12 September 2000. We thank the members of the LIGO project for their encouragement and helpful discussions. We particularly thank S. E. Whitcomb, R. E. Spero, and R. Flaminio for helpful advice and insights. This research is supported by the National Science Foundation under cooperative agreement PHY9210038.
Issue or Number:36
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:LYOao00
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LYOao00
Alternative URL:http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-36-6761
Official Citation:T. T. Lyons, M. W. Regehr, and F. J. Raab, "Shot Noise in Gravitational-Wave Detectors with Fabry-Perot Arms," Appl. Opt. 39, 6761-6770 (2000) http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-36-6761
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:8737
Collection:CaltechAUTHORS
Deposited By: Archive Administrator
Deposited On:11 Sep 2007
Last Modified:29 Aug 2014 14:36

Repository Staff Only: item control page