Seismic isolation for advanced LIGO
The baseline design concept for a seismic isolation component of the proposed 'Advanced LIGO' detector upgrade has been developed with proof-of-principle experiments and computer models. It consists of a two-stage in-vacuum active isolation platform that is supported by an external hydraulic actuation stage. Construction is underway for prototype testing of a full-scale preliminary design.
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Classical and Quantum Gravity
Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Allen, G., Cowley, S., Daw, E., DeBra, D., Giaime, J., Hammond, G., Hammond, M., Hardham, C., How, J., Hua, W., Johnson, W., Lantz, B., Mason, K., Mittleman, R., Nichol, J., Richman, S., Rollins, J., Shoemaker, D., Stapfer, G., & Stebbins, R. (2002). Seismic isolation for advanced LIGO. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 19 (7), 1591-1597. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/19/7/349