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Laser-interferometer gravitational-wave optical-spring detectors

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Buonanno,  Alessandra
Theoretical Astrophysics and Relativity Group, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena;
Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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CQG_19_7_346.pdf
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Buonanno, A., & Chen, Y. (2002). Laser-interferometer gravitational-wave optical-spring detectors. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 19 (7), 1569-1574. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/19/7/346.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0019-DC30-6
Abstract
Using a quantum mechanical approach, we show that in a gravitational-wave interferometer composed of arm cavities and a signal recycling cavity, e.g., the LIGO-II configuration, the radiation-pressure force acting on the mirrors not only disturbs the motion of the free masses randomly due to quantum fluctuations, but also and more fundamentally, makes them respond to forces as though they were connected to an (optical) spring with a specific rigidity. This oscillatory response gives rise to a much richer dynamics than previously known, which enhances the possibilities for reshaping the LIGO-II's noise curves. However, the optical-mechanical system is dynamically unstable and an appropriate control system must be introduced to quench the instability.