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LIGO optics: initial and advanced

Camp, J. B. and Billingsley, G. and Kells, W. and Lazzarini, A. and Sanders, G. and Whitcomb, S. and Alexandrovski, A. and Fejer, M. and Gustafson, E. and Route, R. and Rowan, S. and Bochner, B. and Harry, G. and Mavalvala, N. and Weiss, R. and Hough, J. (2002) LIGO optics: initial and advanced. In: Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4679. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780819444189.

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The LIGO project has completed the installation of large fused silica optical components in the vacuum systems of its observatories. Commissioning work on the Hanford 2 km interferometer has determined an upper limit to the optics losses, allowing comparison with design and pre-installation testing. Planning and development of sapphire optics for the next generation, advanced LIGO detector is now underway, including polishability, optical homogeneity, absorption, and birefringence. The advanced optics development also includes research aimed at lowering coating loss.

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Additional Information:© 2002 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement PHY-9210038.
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Subject Keywords:LIGO optics, substrates, coatings, sapphire, absorption, birefringence
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Official Citation:Jordan Camp, GariLynn Billingsley, William P. Kells, Albert Lazzarini, Gary H. Sanders, Stanley L. Whitcomb, A. Alexandrovski, Martin M. Fejer, Eric K. Gustafson, Roger K. Route, Sheila Rowan, B Bochner, Gregory M. Harry, Nergis Mavalvala, Rainer Weiss, and James Hough "LIGO optics: initial and advanced", Proc. SPIE 4679, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2001, (9 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461689;
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