29 September 2004 Status of ACIGA High Power Test Facility for advanced interferometry
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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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Pablo J. Barriga, Pablo J. Barriga, Mark Barton, Mark Barton, David G. Blair, David G. Blair, Aidan Brooks, Aidan Brooks, Ron Burman, Ron Burman, Raymond Burston, Raymond Burston, Eu-Jeen Chin, Eu-Jeen Chin, Jong Chow, Jong Chow, David Coward, David Coward, Benedict Cusack, Benedict Cusack, Glen de Vine, Glen de Vine, Jerome Degallaix, Jerome Degallaix, Jean Charles Dumas, Jean Charles Dumas, Mikael Feat, Mikael Feat, Slawomir Gras, Slawomir Gras, Malcolm B. Gray, Malcolm B. Gray, Murray Wayne Hamilton, Murray Wayne Hamilton, David Hosken, David Hosken, Eric Howell, Eric Howell, John S. Jacob, John S. Jacob, Li Ju, Li Ju, Thu-Lan Kelly, Thu-Lan Kelly, Ben H. Lee, Ben H. Lee, Chuen Y. Lee, Chuen Y. Lee, Kah T. Lee, Kah T. Lee, Antony Lun, Antony Lun, David E. McClelland, David E. McClelland, Kirk McKenzie, Kirk McKenzie, Conor Mow-Lowry, Conor Mow-Lowry, Andrew Moylan, Andrew Moylan, Damien Mudge, Damien Mudge, Jesper Munch, Jesper Munch, David Rabeling, David Rabeling, David H. Reitze, David H. Reitze, Albert Romann, Albert Romann, Sascha Schediwy, Sascha Schediwy, Susan M. Scott, Susan M. Scott, Anthony S. Searle, Anthony S. Searle, Benjamin S. Sheard, Benjamin S. Sheard, Bram J.J. Slagmolen, Bram J.J. Slagmolen, Peter J. Veitch, Peter J. Veitch, John Winterflood, John Winterflood, Andrew Woolley, Andrew Woolley, Zewu Yan, Zewu Yan, Chunnong Zhao, 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; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.581300


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