Precision measurements using a traditional heterodyne readout suffer a 3 dB quantum noise penalty compared with a homodyne readout. The extra noise is caused by the quantum fluctuations in the image vacuum. We propose a two-carrier gravitational-wave detector design that evades the 3 dB quantum penalty of the heterodyne readout. We further propose a new way of realizing frequency-dependent squeezing utilizing two-mode squeezing in our scheme. It naturally achieves more precise audio frequency signal measurements with radio frequency squeezing. In addition, the detector is compatible with other quantum nondemolition techniques.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)