Development of ultra-low optical and mechanical loss aSi coatings using novel ECR ion beam deposition

David Vine, Ross Birney, Des Gibson, Jim Hough, Sean MacFoy, Iain Martin, Peter Murray, Stuart Reid, Raymond Robie, Sheila Rowan, Jessica Steinlechner, Zeno Tornasi

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Abstract

One of the significant limiting factors in gravitational wave detectors is the Brownian noise associated with the optical coatings [1], which are required to form the highly-reflective laser mirrors. UWS has a unique range of capabilities being used to help develop novel coating technology that can address this challenge, targeted for aLIGO+ and beyond.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Interference Coatings, OIC 2016
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781943580132
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2016
EventOptical Interference Coatings, OIC 2016 - Tucson, United States
Duration: 19 Jun 201624 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers

Conference

ConferenceOptical Interference Coatings, OIC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTucson
Period19/06/1624/06/16

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