Status of the AEI 10 m prototype

K. Dahl*, T. Alig, G. Bergmann, A. Bertolini, M. Born, Y. Chen, A.V. Cumming, L. Cunningham, C. Graf, G. Hammond, G. Heinzel, S. Hild, S.H. Huttner, R. Jones, F. Kawazoe, S. Kohlenbeck, G. Kuhn, H. Luck, K. Mossavi, P. OppermannJ. Pold, K. Somiya, A.A. van Veggel, A. Wanner, T. Westphal, B. Willke, K.A. Strain, S. Gossler, K. Danzmann

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The AEI 10 m prototype will be an ultra-low displacement noise facility consisting of an L-shaped ultra-high vacuum system with about 10 m long arms, excellent seismic isolation, a well-stabilized high power laser and other advanced interferometry techniques. In the first round of experiments an interferometer to measure at the standard quantum limit of classical interferometry will be set up. This paper describes the status of the AEI 10 m prototype and its individual sub-systems as of April 2012.
Original languageEnglish
Article number145005
Number of pages11
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes


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