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Type: Thesis
Title: Hartmann wavefront sensors for advanced gravitational wave interferometers.
Author: Brooks, Aidan Francis
Issue Date: 2007
School/Discipline: School of Chemistry and Physics, Discipline of Physics
Abstract: This thesis describes an interferometric validation of the analytic solution for the thermal gradient which is central to numerical modelling of advanced GvVI. The bulk of the thesis, however, concentrates on the development and testing of a wavefront sensor for wavefront compensation. It also describes a Hartmann wavefront sensor that can measure wavefront changes, such as those due to substrate and coating absorption in GvVL with unprecedented precision and accuracy. According to the author it is simple to optimize and reliable, and appears very suitable for measuring wavefront distortion in advanced gravitational wave interferometers.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, School of Chemistry and Physics, 2007
Keywords: gravitational waves; interferometers
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