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Published October 1, 2002 | Erratum + Published
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Evaluation of the Performance of Polished Mirror Surfaces for the TAMA Gravitational Wave Detector by Use of a Wave-Front Tracing Simulation


We evaluated the performance of polished mirror surfaces for the TAMA interferometric gravitational wave detector by comparing the experimental results with a wave-front tracing simulation. The TAMA mirror surfaces were polished to a roughness of a few nanometer rms. We confirmed that these polished mirrors do not limit the present TAMA sensitivity and that the target shot-noise sensitivity will be achieved with these mirrors, even if a power-recycling technique is introduced in the next stage of the TAMA.

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© 2002 Optical Society of America Received 2 February 2002; revised manuscript received 21 June 2002. This study was carried out in an international collaboration between the TAMA and the LIGO projects. We express our appreciation to all the people involved. We also express our appreciation to P. Saha, one of the developers of the FFT simulator. We give particular thanks to P. Hello and J. Y. Vinet, the developers of the early FFT simulation code. We thank C. T. Taylor for useful advice in preparing this manuscript. This research was partially supported by a Grant-in-Aid for creative Basic Research from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. It was also partially supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Creative Basic Research of the Ministry of Education (09NP0801) and the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement PHY-9210038.


Correction. Applied Optics 42(7):1306-07 (1 March 2003)

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