David B. Tanner

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The electromagnetic spectrum between 300GHz and 3THz is broadly referred as terahertz [1]. The utility of this portion of spectrum for detection of chemicals and bio agents, for imaging of concealed weapons, cancer cells and manufacturing defects [1, 2], and for studying chemical species using electron paramagnetic resonance, as well as, in short range(More)
We introduce length-sensing and control schemes for the dual-recycled cavity-enhanced Michelson interferometer configuration proposed for the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). We discuss the principles of this scheme and show methods that allow sensing and control signals to be derived. Experimental verification was(More)
The baseline design for an Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Advanced LIGO) is a dual-recycled Michelson interferometer with cavities in each of the Michelson interferometer arms. We describe one possible length-sensing and control scheme for such a dual-recycled, cavity-enhanced Michelson interferometer. We discuss the(More)
The advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors are nearing their design sensitivity and should begin taking meaningful astrophysical data in the fall of 2015. These resonant optical interferometers will have unprecedented sensitivity to the strains caused by passing gravitational waves. The input optics play a significant part in allowing these devices to(More)
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