Experimental demonstration of higher-order Laguerre-Gauss mode interferometry

@article{Fulda2010ExperimentalDO,
  title={Experimental demonstration of higher-order Laguerre-Gauss mode interferometry},
  author={P. J. Fulda and Keiko Kokeyama and Simon Chelkowski and Andreas Freise},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2010},
  volume={82},
  pages={012002}
}
The compatibility of higher-order Laguerre-Gauss (LG) modes with interferometric technologies commonly used in gravitational wave detectors is investigated. In this paper, we present the first experimental results concerning the performance of the LG{sub 33} mode in optical resonators. We show that the Pound-Drever-Hall error signal for a LG{sub 33} mode in a linear optical resonator is identical to that of the more commonly used LG{sub 00} mode, and demonstrate the feedback control of the… Expand

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