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Birefringence-induced losses in interferometers

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Winkler,  Walter
Laser Interferometry & Gravitational Wave Astronomy, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Rüdiger,  Albrecht
Laser Interferometry & Gravitational Wave Astronomy, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Schilling,  Roland
Laser Interferometry & Gravitational Wave Astronomy, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Strain,  Kenneth A.
Laser Interferometry & Gravitational Wave Astronomy, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Danzmann,  Karsten
Laser Interferometry & Gravitational Wave Astronomy, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Winkler, W., Rüdiger, A., Schilling, R., Strain, K. A., & Danzmann, K. (1994). Birefringence-induced losses in interferometers. Optics Communications, 112(5-6), 245-252. doi:10.1016/0030-4018(94)90626-2.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-5BDD-6
Abstract
In interferometers one conceivable loss mechanism is depolarization of the light by inherent or thermally induced birefringence in optical substrates or coatings. The magnitude of this effect is determined quantitatively and compared with the losses due to thermal lensing.