Simplified optical configuration for a sloshing-speedmeter-enhanced gravitational wave detector

Andreas Freise*, Haixing Miao, Daniel D. Brown

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Abstract

We propose a new optical configuration for an interferometric gravitational wave detector based on the speedmeter concept using a sloshing cavity. Speedmeters provide an inherently better quantum-noise-limited sensitivity at low frequencies than the currently used Michelson interferometers. We show that a practical sloshing cavity can be added relatively simply to an existing dual-recycled Michelson interferometer such as Advanced LIGO.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025007
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • gravitational wave
  • interferometry
  • quantum noise

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