Experimental demonstration of a displacement noise free interferometry scheme for gravitational wave detectors showing displacement noise reduction at low frequencies

A. Perreca, S. Chelkowski, S. Hild, A. Freise

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Abstract

This paper reports an experimental demonstration of partial displacement noise free laser interferometry in the gravitational wave detection band. The used detuned Fabry-Perot cavity allows the isolation of the mimicked gravitational wave signal from the displacement noise on the cavities input mirror. By properly combining the reflected and transmitted signals from the cavity a reduction of the displacement noise was achieved. Our results represent the first experimental demonstration of this recently proposed displacement noise free laser interferometry scheme. Overall, we show that the rejection ratio of the displacement noise to the gravitational wave signal was improved in the frequency range of 10 Hz to 10 kHz with a typical factor of ∼60. © 2010 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume81
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

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