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Optical Layout

by Robert Ward last modified 2010-06-07 13:25

The optical layout of Advanced Virgo

The Basic Layout

The basic layout of the Advanced Virgo interferometer is that of a dual recycled Michelson interferometer with Fabry-Perot arm cavities.  The recycling cavities are folded, non-degenerate cavities.  A cartoon of the layout is here: Advanced Virgo Cartoon

A cartoon that includes the optical origins of the various pick-off beams is here: Central ITF cartoon (pick-offs)

Detailed Layout

The detailed optical layout, with precise positioning and beam parameter determination, will be done in Optocad and eventually Zeemax.