Aspects of optical meterology systems for space-borne gravitational wave detectors

Taylor, Alasdair (2014) Aspects of optical meterology systems for space-borne gravitational wave detectors. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis is an account of the research carried out by the author in developing a range of necessary components for future gravitational wave detectors, between October 2009 and September 2013 in the Institute for Gravitational Research at the University of Glasgow.

The aims of this thesis were to design, develop and test technologies which enable future space-borne interferometric gravitational wave detectors.
The research was as part of a large international collaboration focused on developments for a space-borne gravitational wave detector by the name of LISA an all of her variants.
At the university of Glasgow this collaboration included H.Ward, D.I. Robertson, C. J. Killow, E. D. Fitzsimons, M. Perreur-Lloyd and the author.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Gravitational Waves, IGR, LISA, Space-Borne, Interferometry, Metrology, Photodiodes, Fibre Couplers
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Supervisor's Name: Ward, Dr. Henry
Date of Award: 2014
Depositing User: Dr Alasdair Taylor
Unique ID: glathesis:2014-5741
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 16:55
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014 16:57
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/5741

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