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Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
Following the selection of The Gravitational Universe by ESA, and the successful flight of LISA Pathfinder, the LISA Consortium now proposes a 4 year mission in response to ESA's call for missions
Laser phase and frequency stabilization using an optical resonator
We describe a new and highly effective optical frequency discriminator and laser stabilization system based on signals reflected from a stable Fabry-Perot reference interferometer. High sensitivity
Low-frequency gravitational-wave science with eLISA/NGO
We review the expected science performance of the New Gravitational-Wave Observatory (NGO, a.k.a. eLISA), a mission under study by the European Space Agency for launch in the early 2020s. eLISA will
Sub-Femto-g Free Fall for Space-Based Gravitational Wave Observatories: LISA Pathfinder Results.
We report the first results of the LISA Pathfinder in-flight experiment. The results demonstrate that two free-falling reference test masses, such as those needed for a space-based gravitational wave
Doing Science with eLISA: Astrophysics and Cosmology in the Millihertz Regime
This document introduces the exciting and fundamentally new science and astronomy that the European New Gravitational Wave Observatory (NGO) mission (derived from the previous LISA proposal) will
The Gravitational Universe
The last century has seen enormous progress in our understanding of the Universe. We know the life cycles of stars, the structure of galaxies, the remnants of the big bang, and have a general
Automatic alignment of optical interferometers.
A system for automatic alignment of optical interferometers relies on using differential phase modulation to permit the detection of the phase difference between two fundamental-mode Gaussian beams at the output of an interferometer.
Hydroxide-catalysis bonding for stable optical systems for space
Space-based optical systems must be made from lightweight materials which can withstand significant acceleration and temperature changes. Materials such as ZERODUR®, ULE® (Ultra Low Expansion
LISA Pathfinder: the experiment and the route to LISA
LISA Pathfinder (LPF) is a science and technology demonstrator planned by the European Space Agency in view of the LISA mission. As a scientific payload, the LISA Technology Package on board LPF will