Feb 14 – 16, 2019
Perugia - Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Constructing mode mismatch error signals for a 2 μm light Silicon coupled cavity at Gingin

Feb 14, 2019, 7:25 PM
Sala dei Notari (Perugia - Italy)

Sala dei Notari

Perugia - Italy

Corso Vannucci, 19 - Palazzo dei Priori Perugia - Italy


Dr Joris van Heijningen (University of Western Australia)


Minimising optical losses in a gravitational wave (GW) detector is important if advanced schemes, such as squeezing and the white light cavity, are to be fruitful. Mode mismatch is a source of optical loss and therefore we need appropriate error signals to minimise it. We present an optical experiment that will be used in the Gingin 2 μm Silicon coupled cavity. This experiment is under construction, but simulations already show we can obtain the error signals we need.

Primary authors

Dr Joris van Heijningen (University of Western Australia) Ms Lilani Toms-Hardman (University of Western Australia) Mr Vahid Jaberdian Hamedan (University of Western Australia) Prof. Zhao Chunnong (University of Western Australia)

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