May 6 – 10, 2024
Europe/Rome timezone

Towards the development of advanced opto-electronic components for ET: The ETICO2 laboratories

May 7, 2024, 5:30 PM
1h 30m


Poster Instrument Science Board (ISB) Posters


The Italian Einstein Telescope Infrastructure Consortium (ETIC) is an initiative led by the INFN with the aim of establishing a nationwide network of laboratories dedicated to advancing technologies and components crucial for the future Einstein Telescope gravitational wave Interferometer, alongside comprehensive characterization efforts for the Sos-Enattos site in Sardinia, Italy.
This abstract introduces the blueprint for ETiCo2 laboratories, planned to be established at the INFN-CA and the University of Cagliari Physics department. These state-of-the-art facilities will be dedicated to the development, fabrication, and characterization of new opto-electronic devices essential for monitoring and controlling the future ET Interferometer. Additionally, the laboratories will undertake the design, manufacture, and testing of dielectric materials and multi-layer coatings, with a focus on structural, morphological, and thermo-optical properties crucial for enhancing mirror functionalities.

Primary authors

Alberto Masoni (INFN) Alessandro Cardini Andrea Contu (INFN Cagliari) Dr Andrea Lampis (INFN, sezione Cagliari) Angelo Loi (INFN, sezione Cagliari) Dr Davide Brundu (Università degli Studi di Cagliari) Prof. Francesco Quochi (Università degli Studi di Cagliari)

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