4 years ago

Engineering the Optical Spring via Intra-Cavity Optical-Parametric Amplification.

Roman Schnabel, Farid Ya. Khalili, Mikhail Korobko

The 'optical spring' results from dynamical back-action and can be used to improve the sensitivity of cavity-enhanced gravitational-wave detectors. The effect occurs if an oscillation of the cavity length results in an oscillation of the intra-cavity light power having such a phase relation that the light's radiation pressure force amplifies the oscillation of the cavity length. Here, we analyse a Michelson interferometer whose optical-spring cavity includes an additional optical-parametric amplifier with adjustable phase. We find that the phase of the parametric pump field is a versatile parameter for shaping the interferometer's spectral density.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1709.03055

DOI: arXiv:1709.03055v2

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