Observation of parametric instability in advanced LIGO
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Colleges, School and Institutes
Parametric instabilities have long been studied as a potentially limiting effect in high-power interferometric gravitational wave detectors. Until now, however, these instabilities have never been observed in a kilometer-scale interferometer. In this work we describe the first observation of parametric instability in an Advanced LIGO detector, and the means by which it has been removed as a barrier to progress.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Apr 2015|
- astro-ph.IM, physics.optics