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Optical Coatings and Thermal Noise in Precision Measurement

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Y. Levin, S. Chao, V. B. Braginsky, M. L. Gorodetsky, S. P. Vyatchanin, I. Martin, S. Reid, K. Numata, S. Ballmer, K. Somiya, S. Rowan, K. Yamamoto, M. Evans, G. Ogin, P. Willems, D. Ottaway, P. Beyersdorf, J. R. Smith, M. E. Zucker, I. M. Pinto, M. Principe, R. DeSalvo, A. Freise, S. D. Penn, M. J. Martin, J. Ye, G. D. Cole, M. Aspelmeyer, T. E. Northup
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  • Thermal noise from optical coatings is a growing area of concern and overcoming limits to the sensitivity of high precision measurements by thermal noise is one of the greatest challenges faced by experimental physicists. In this timely book, internationally renowned scientists and engineers examine our current theoretical and experimental understanding. Beginning with the theory of thermal noise in mirrors and substrates, subsequent chapters discuss the technology of depositing coatings and state-of-the-art dielectric coating techniques used in precision measurement. Applications and remedies for noise reduction are also covered. Individual chapters are dedicated to specific fields where coating thermal noise is a particular concern, including the areas of quantum optics/optomechanics, gravitational wave detection, precision timing, high-precision laser stabilisation via optical cavities and cavity quantum electrodynamics. While providing full mathematical detail, the text avoids field-specific jargon, making it a valuable resource for readers with varied backgrounds in modern optics.

    • A comprehensive treatment of the subject covering coating technology, noise descriptions and applications
    • With four chapters dedicated to specific fields where coating thermal noise is a concern, the text enables readers to put in practical context noise-related problems
    • Free from field-specific jargon
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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139200363
    • contains: 131 b/w illus.
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • Table of Contents

    1. Theory of thermal noise in optical mirrors Y. Levin
    2. Coating technology S. Chao
    3. Compendium of thermal noises in optical mirrors V. B. Braginsky, M. L. Gorodetsky and S. P. Vyatchanin
    4. Coating thermal noise I. Martin and S. Reid
    5. Direct measurements of coating thermal noise K. Numata
    6. Methods of improving thermal noise S. Ballmer and K. Somiya
    7. Substrate thermal noise S. Rowan and I. Martin
    8. Cryogenics K. Numata and K. Yamamoto
    9. Thermo-optic noise M. Evans and G. Ogin
    10. Absorption and thermal issues P. Willems, D. Ottaway and P. Beyersdorf
    11. Optical scatter J. R. Smith and M. E. Zucker
    12. Reflectivity and thickness optimisation I. M. Pinto, M. Principe and R. DeSalvo
    13. Beam shaping A. Freise
    14. Gravitational wave detection D. Ottaway and S. D. Penn
    15. High-precision laser stabilisation via optical cavities M. J. Martin and J. Ye
    16. Quantum optomechanics G. D. Cole and M. Aspelmeyer
    17. Cavity quantum electrodynamics T. E. Northup.

  • Editors

    Gregory Harry, American University, Washington DC
    Gregory Harry has worked in the field of gravitational wave detection for over 15 years and is currently the Optics Chair and Coating Cognizant Scientist for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Professor at the American University, Washington, DC. He is amongst the pioneers of coating thermal noise research.

    Timothy P. Bodiya, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Timothy Bodiya is a graduate student in the Physics Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is conducting research in the field of gravitational wave physics and quantum optomechanics with the goal of measuring quantum effects on every day sized objects (gram to kg size).

    Riccardo DeSalvo, Università degli Studi del Sannio, Italy
    Riccardo DeSalvo is Professor at the University of Sannio in Benevento, Italy. Previously he has held the positions of Senior Staff Scientist at LIGO, Caltech, Pasadena and that of Staff Scientist at INFN in Pisa, Italy. He is a member of ASME, APS and SIF and has authored more than two hundred refereed papers.

    Contributors

    Y. Levin, S. Chao, V. B. Braginsky, M. L. Gorodetsky, S. P. Vyatchanin, I. Martin, S. Reid, K. Numata, S. Ballmer, K. Somiya, S. Rowan, K. Yamamoto, M. Evans, G. Ogin, P. Willems, D. Ottaway, P. Beyersdorf, J. R. Smith, M. E. Zucker, I. M. Pinto, M. Principe, R. DeSalvo, A. Freise, S. D. Penn, M. J. Martin, J. Ye, G. D. Cole, M. Aspelmeyer, T. E. Northup

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