Precise calibration of LIGO test mass actuators using photon radiation pressure

@article{Goetz2009PreciseCO,
  title={Precise calibration of LIGO test mass actuators using photon radiation pressure},
  author={Evan Goetz and Peter Kalmus and Sharon Erickson and Richard L. Savage and Gabriela Gonz{\'a}lez and Keita Kawabe and Michael Landry and Szabolcs M{\'a}rka and Brian O'reilly and Keith Riles and Daniel Sigg and Patrick Willems},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  year={2009},
  volume={26},
  pages={245011}
}
Precise calibration of kilometer-scale interferometric gravitational wave detectors is crucial for source localization and waveform reconstruction. A technique that uses the radiation pressure of a power-modulated auxiliary laser to induce calibrated displacements of one of the ∼10 kg arm cavity mirrors, a so-called photon calibrator, has been demonstrated previously and has recently been implemented on the LIGO detectors. In this paper, we discuss the inherent precision and accuracy of the… 

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