LIGO Document G1701207-x0

The AEI 10 m Prototype Facility - Towards a standard quantum limited interferometer

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As the current generation of gravitation wave detectors are approaching the standard quantum limit (SQL), it is becoming increasing important to investigate techniques to overcome this limit. The AEI 10 m Prototype Facility is currently under construction, which will house a Michelson interferometer at the SQL. This facility will allow for rapid testing of new techniques and technology in an environment closely resembling current generation gravitational wave detectors. An update on the progress and recent developments will be presented. Some of the topics discussed will include seismic isolation tables, laser stabilization, crystalline AlGaAs mirror coatings, and the parallel plate electrostatic drive.
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Amaldi 12 held on 09 Jul 2017 in Hilton Hotel, Pasadena, CA

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