Vibration isolation for broadband gravitational wave antennas

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We discuss an active vibration isolation system which is a prototype of an isolation system for an interferometric gravitational wave antenna. Particular attention is paid to factors which limit the isolation which can be achieved. We were able to reduce the effective resonant frequency of the test mass to 0.04 Hz. Between 3 and 8 Hz, this was sufficient to bring the motion of the test mass within a factor of 2 of its Brownian motion amplitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1315-1320
Number of pages6
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • Instrumentation


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