Advanced Interferometers and the Search for Gravitational Waves: Lectures from the First Vesf School on Advanced Detectors for Gravitational Waves (20


SKU: 9783319037912
Editor: Bassan, Massimo
Publication Date: 03/24/2014
Publisher: Springer
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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Preface.- Foreword.- Towards gravitational wave astronomy.- The science case for advanced gravitational wave Detectors.- Interferometer configurations.- Pre Stabilized Lasers for Advanced detectors.- Input Optics System.- Readout, sensing and control.- An introduction to the Virgo Suspension System.- Thermal noise in laser interferometer gravitational wave detectors.- Thermal effects and other wave-front aberrations in recycling cavities.- Stray Light Issues.- A Basic Introduction to Quantum Noise and Quantum-Non-Demolition Techniques.- The Parametric Instability in advanced gravitational-wave interferometers.- A Third Generation Gravitational Wave Observatory: the Einstein Telescope.- Low Temperature and Gravitation Wave detectors.