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Title: Novel optical resonators
Author: Nelson, John
ISNI:       0000 0004 2722 5488
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2012
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Optical resonators – two mirrors facing each other, separated by a distance – are a very well studied technology. However, even such a well understood technology can sometimes present surprises. The first part of this thesis investigates the surprising properties of some canonical optical resonators. The basic properties of resonators are introduced. The imaging properties of stable and unstable resonators are examined. The second part of this thesis examines the potential use of grating- coupled cavities in gravitational wave detectors and describes an exper- iment carried out on a 10 m prototype of such a cavity.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QC Physics