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Point Absorber Limits to Future Gravitational-Wave Detectors

  title={Point Absorber Limits to Future Gravitational-Wave Detectors},
  author={W. Jia and H. Yamamoto and Kevin Aaron Kuns and Anamaria Effler and M. Evans and P. Fritschel and Richard J. Abbott and Carl Adams and Rana X. Adhikari and Alena Ananyeva and Stephen Appert and Koya Arai and Joseph S. Areeda and Yasmeen Asali and Stuart M. Aston and C Austin and A. M. Baer and M. S. Ball and Stefan W. Ballmer and Sharan Banagiri and Daniel H. N. Barker and Lisa Barsotti and Jeffrey Bartlett and B. K. Berger and Joe Betzwieser and Dripta Bhattacharjee and G Billingsley and S{\'e}bastien Biscans and C D Blair and R. M. Blair and Nina Bode and Phillip Booker and R. G. Bork and Alyssa Bramley and A. F. Brooks and D. D. Brown and A. Buikema and C. Cahillane and K. C. Cannon and X. Chen and Alexei A. Ciobanu and Filiberto Clara and C. M. Compton and S. J. Cooper and K. Rainer Corley and Stefanie Countryman and P B Covas and D C Coyne and Laurence Elise Helene Datrier and D. Davis and C. Di Fronzo and K. L. Dooley and Jennifer C. Driggers and Peter Dupej and Sheila E. Dwyer and Todd Etzel and T. M. Evans and Jon R. Feicht and {\'A}lvaro Fern{\'a}ndez-Galiana and Valera Frolov and P. J. Fulda and Michael Fyffe and J. A. Giaime and Krystal Giardina and Patrick Godwin and E Goetz and Slawomir Gras and Corey Gray and Rachel Gray and A. C. Green and E. K. Gustafson and Richard Gustafson and Evan D. Hall and Jonathan Hanks and J. Hanson and Terra Hardwick and R. K. Hasskew and Matthew Heintze and A. F. Helmling-Cornell and Nathan A. Holland and J. D. Jones and Shivaraj Kandhasamy and Sudarshan Karki and Marie Kasprzack and Keita Kawabe and N Kijbunchoo and P. J. King and J. S. Kissel and Rahul Kumar and Michael Landry and Benjamin Lane and Brian Thomas Lantz and Michael Laxen and Yannick K. Lecoeuche and J. N. Leviton and J. Liu and Marc Lormand and Andrew Lundgren and Ronaldas Macas and Myron Macinnis and D Macleod and Georgia L. Mansell and S. M'arka and Z. M'arka and Denis V. Martynov and Kenneth R Mason and Thomas J. Massinger and F. Matichard and Nergis Mavalvala and R. L. McCarthy and D. E. McClelland and Scott McCormick and L. McCuller and J D Mciver and Terry Mcrae and Greg Mendell and Kara Merfeld and E. L. Merilh and Fabian Meylahn and Timesh Mistry and Richard K Mittleman and Gerardo Moreno and Conor M Mow-Lowry and S Mozzon and Adam J Mullavey and T. J. N. Nelson and P. Nguyen and Laura Nuttall and Jason Oberling and Richard J. Oram and Charles Osthelder and D. J. Ottaway and Harry Overmier and Jordan Palamos and W. Parker and Ethan Payne and Arnaud Pele and R. Penhorwood and Carlos J. Perez and Marc Pirello and Hugh Radkins and K. E. Ramirez and Jonathan W. Richardson and Keith Riles and Norna A. Robertson and Jameson Graef Rollins and Chandra Romel and Janeen H. Romie and M. P. Ross and Kyle Ryan and Travis Sadecki and E. J. Sanchez and L. E. Sanchez and T. R. Saravanan and Richard L. Savage and Dean M. Schaetzl and Roman Schnabel and Robert M. S. Schofield and Eyal Schwartz and Danny Sellers and Thomas Shaffer and Daniel Sigg and Bram J. J. Slagmolen and J. R. Smith and Siddharth Soni and Borja Sorazu and A P Spencer and Kenneth Strain and L. Sun and Marek J. Szczepa'nczyk and M. Thomas and P. Thomas and Keith A. Thorne and Karl Toland and Calum I. Torrie and Gary Traylor and M. Tse and Alexander L. Urban and Gabriele Vajente and Guillermo Valdes and Daniel Vander-Hyde and Peter J. Veitch and Krishna Venkateswara and Gautam Venugopalan and Aaron Viets and Thomas Vo and Cheryl Vorvick and Madeline Wade and Robert L. Ward and Jimmy Warner and Betsy Weaver and Robert E. Weiss and Chris Whittle and Benno Willke and C. C. Wipf and L Xiao and Hang Yu and Haocun Yu and L. Zhang and Michael Edward Zucker and J. G. Zweizig},
  • W. Jia, H. Yamamoto, +198 authors J. Zweizig
  • Published 17 September 2021
  • Physics
High-quality optical resonant cavities require low optical loss, typically on the scale of parts per million. However, unintended micron-scale contaminants on the resonator mirrors that absorb the light circulating in the cavity can deform the surface thermoelastically, and thus increase losses by scattering light out of the resonant mode. The point absorber effect is a limiting factor in some high-power cavity experiments, for example, the Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detector. In this… Expand

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