The advanced LIGO input optics

Chris L. Mueller, Muzammil A. Arain, Giacomo Ciani, Ryan T. Derosa, Anamaria Effler, David Feldbaum, Valery V. Frolov, Paul Fulda, Joseph Gleason, Matthew Heintze, Keita Kawabe, Eleanor J. King, Keiko Kokeyama, William Z. Korth, Rodica Martin, Adam Mullavey, Jan Peold, Volker Quetschke, David H. Reitze, David B. Tanner & 3 others Cheryl Vorvick, Luke F. Williams, Guido Mueller

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The advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors are nearing their design sensitivity and should begin taking meaningful astrophysical data in the fall of 2015. These resonant optical interferometers will have unprecedented sensitivity to the strains caused by passing gravitational waves. The input optics play a significant part in allowing these devices to reach such sensitivities. Residing between the pre-stabilized laser and the main interferometer, the input optics subsystem is tasked with preparing the laser beam for interferometry at the sub-attometer level while operating at continuous wave input power levels ranging from 100 mW to 150 W. These extreme operating conditions required every major component to be custom designed. These designs draw heavily on the experience and understanding gained during the operation of Initial LIGO and Enhanced LIGO. In this article, we report on how the components of the input optics were designed to meet their stringent requirements and present measurements showing how well they have lived up to their design.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014502
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume87
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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Mueller, C. L., Arain, M. A., Ciani, G., Derosa, R. T., Effler, A., Feldbaum, D., ... Mueller, G. (2016). The advanced LIGO input optics. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(1), [014502]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4936974
Mueller, Chris L. ; Arain, Muzammil A. ; Ciani, Giacomo ; Derosa, Ryan T. ; Effler, Anamaria ; Feldbaum, David ; Frolov, Valery V. ; Fulda, Paul ; Gleason, Joseph ; Heintze, Matthew ; Kawabe, Keita ; King, Eleanor J. ; Kokeyama, Keiko ; Korth, William Z. ; Martin, Rodica ; Mullavey, Adam ; Peold, Jan ; Quetschke, Volker ; Reitze, David H. ; Tanner, David B. ; Vorvick, Cheryl ; Williams, Luke F. ; Mueller, Guido. / The advanced LIGO input optics. In: Review of Scientific Instruments. 2016 ; Vol. 87, No. 1.
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Mueller CL, Arain MA, Ciani G, Derosa RT, Effler A, Feldbaum D et al. The advanced LIGO input optics. Review of Scientific Instruments. 2016 Jan 1;87(1). 014502. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4936974