Thermal Compensation

GEO600 pioneered the use of thermal compensation systems for the control of the radii of curvature of its end mirrors and tuning of the signal recycling. Another system compensates the thermal lens inside the beamsplitter.

Relevant publications

H. Wittel, H. Lück, C. Affeldt, K. L. Dooley, H. Grote, J. R. Leong, M. Prijatelj, E. Schreiber, J. Slutsky, K. Strain, M. Was, B. Willke, and K. Danzmann
Thermal correction of astigmatism in the gravitational wave observatory GEO 600
Class. Quantum Grav. 31 (2014) 065008
H. Lück, A. Freise, S. Goßler, S. Hild, K. Kawabe, and K. Danzmann
Thermal correction of the radii of curvature of mirrors for GEO 600
Classical and Quantum Gravity, Volume 21, Number 5 (2004)
S. Hild
Thermisch durchstimmbares Signal-Recycling für den Gravitationswellendetektor GEO600

Diploma thesis (2003)

H. Lück, K.-O. Müller, P. Aufmuth. K. Danzmann
Correction of wavefront distortions by means of thermally adaptive optics
Optics Communications, Volume 175, Issues 4–6 (2000)
K.-O. Müller
Korrektur von Wellenfrontverzerrungen durch thermisch adaptive Optik
Diploma thesis (1995)
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