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Status of ACIGA High Power Test Facility for advanced interferometry

Barriga, Pablo and Barton, Mark (2004) Status of ACIGA High Power Test Facility for advanced interferometry. In: Gravitational Wave and Particle Astrophysics Detectors. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5500. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 70-80. ISBN 9780819454324.

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The Australian Consortium for Gravitational Astronomy has built a High Optical Power Test Facility north of Perth, Western Australia. Current experiments in collaboration with LIGO are testing thermal lensing compensation, and suspension control on an 80m baseline suspended optical cavity. Future experiments will test radiation pressure instabilities and optical spring in a high power optical cavity with ~200kW circulating power. Once issues of operation and control have been resolved, the facility will go on to assess the noise performance of the high optical power technology through operation of an advanced interferometer with sapphire tests masses, and high performance suspension and isolation systems. The facility combines research and development undertaken by all consortium members, which latest results are presented.

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Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work is supported by the Australian Research Council, the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), and by LIGO laboratories. The authors wish to thanks the LIGO ACIGA Advisory Committee: Jordan Camp, Bill Kells, David J. Ottaway, David Reitze, Benno Willke and Mike Zucker. Also acknowledged is David Shoemaker for his support of this committee. Mark Barton was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under grant number PHY0245117. The authors also wish to thank the Gravity Waves technical staff at UWA: Ken Field, Peter Hay, Vinnie Nguyen, Xiaomei Niu, Steve Pople, Tim Slade and Daniel Stone.
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Subject Keywords:Gravitational Waves, Lasers, Radiation Pressure, Vibration Isolation, Thermal Lensing
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Official Citation:Pablo J. Barriga, Mark Barton, David G. Blair, Aidan Brooks, Ron Burman, Raymond Burston, Eu-Jeen Chin, Jong Chow, David Coward, Benedict Cusack, Glen de Vine, Jerome Degallaix, Jean Charles Dumas, Mikael Feat, Slawomir Gras, Malcolm B. Gray, Murray Wayne Hamilton, David Hosken, Eric Howell, John S. Jacob, Li Ju, Thu-Lan Kelly, Ben H. Lee, Chuen Y. Lee, Kah T. Lee, Antony Lun, David E. McClelland, Kirk McKenzie, Conor Mow-Lowry, Andrew Moylan, Damien Mudge, Jesper Munch, David Rabeling, David H. Reitze, Albert Romann, Sascha Schediwy, Susan M. Scott, Anthony S. Searle, Benjamin S. Sheard, Bram J.J. Slagmolen, Peter J. Veitch, John Winterflood, Andrew Woolley, Zewu Yan, and Chunnong Zhao "Status of ACIGA High Power Test Facility for advanced interferometry", Proc. SPIE 5500, Gravitational Wave and Particle Astrophysics Detectors, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.581300.
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