Adaptive Optical Elements for Future Gravitational Wave Interferometers

@inproceedings{Arain2007AdaptiveOE,
  title={Adaptive Optical Elements for Future Gravitational Wave Interferometers},
  author={Muzammil A. Arain and V. Quetschke and Luke Williams and Guido Mueller and David Burnham Tanner and David H. Reitze},
  year={2007}
}
Thermal lensing and beam deformation in next generation gravitational wave interferometer optical subsystems must be compensated to ensure efficient operation. Here we present two possible adaptive focusing elements which use heat-induced photothermal effects.