We present an overview of quantum noise in gravitational wave interferometers. Gravitational wave detectors are extensively modified variants of a Michelson interferometer and the quantum noise couplings are strongly influenced by the interferometer configuration. We describe recent developments in the treatment of quantum noise in the complex interferometer configurations of present-day and future gravitational-wave detectors. In addition, we explore prospects for the use of squeezed light in future interferometers, including consideration of the effects of losses, and the choice of optimal readout schemes.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Corbitt, T., & Mavalvala, N. (2003). Quantum noise in gravitational-wave interferometers: Overview and recent developments. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 5111, 23-35. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.507487