General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 1575–1580

An off-axis Hartmann sensor for the measurement of absorption-induced wavefront distortion in advanced gravitational wave interferometers

  • Aidan Brooks
  • Peter Veitch
  • Jesper Munch
  • Thu-Lan Kelly
Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10714-005-0137-5

Cite this article as:
Brooks, A., Veitch, P., Munch, J. et al. Gen Relativ Gravit (2005) 37: 1575. doi:10.1007/s10714-005-0137-5

Abstract

We describe a novel off-axis Hartmann wavefront sensor, developed for the measurement of wavefront distortions induced in the mirrors (test masses) of advanced gravitational wave interferometers by residual absorption of the circulating laser power.

Keywords

Hartmann sensorWavefront distortionGravitational wave interferometers

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aidan Brooks
    • 1
  • Peter Veitch
    • 1
  • Jesper Munch
    • 1
  • Thu-Lan Kelly
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia