High-gain power recycling of a Fabry-Perot Michelson interferometer for a gravitational-wave antenna

Shuichi Sato, Masatake Ohashi, Masa Katsu Fujimoto, Mitsuhiro Fukushima, Koichi Waseda, Shinji Miyoki, Nergis Mavalvala, Hiroaki Yamamoto

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4616-4620
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Optics
Volume39
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Sato, S., Ohashi, M., Fujimoto, M. K., Fukushima, M., Waseda, K., Miyoki, S., Mavalvala, N., & Yamamoto, H. (2000). High-gain power recycling of a Fabry-Perot Michelson interferometer for a gravitational-wave antenna. Applied Optics, 39(25), 4616-4620. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.004616