Design and construction of the LISA technology package optical bench interferometer

Christian J. Killow, Johanna Bogenstahl, Michael Perreur-Lloyd, David I. Robertson, Henry Ward, Felipe Guzmán Cervantes, Frank Steier

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Abstract

The LISA Technology Package (LTP) is an experiment that will fly on board the space based gravitational wave demonstrator mission, LISA Pathfinder. The LTP optical bench interferometer will be used to monitor the changes in separation between two test masses with a sensitivity of 10pm/√Hz in the measurement band of 3mHz to 30mHz. The precision alignment processes required to manufacture this ultra-stable, space-worthy optical bench are described and the design and construction status presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity
Pages2398-2400
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories, MG 2006 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 23 2006Jul 29 2006

Publication series

Name11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity

Conference

Conference11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories, MG 2006
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period7/23/067/29/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Killow, C. J., Bogenstahl, J., Perreur-Lloyd, M., Robertson, D. I., Ward, H., Cervantes, F. G., & Steier, F. (2008). Design and construction of the LISA technology package optical bench interferometer. In 11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity (pp. 2398-2400). (11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity).