Gravitational Waves

WEEK 13:  CONTROL SYSTEMS, LASER FREQUENCY STABILIZATION, INTERFEROMETER SIMULATIONS, AND LOCK ACQUISITION


Movies:

The following videos are played by the QuickTime Player, which can be downloaded here for free:
Quick Time for Macintosh
Quick Time for Linux [well, really it's Crossover, but it does the job]
Quick Time for Windows

Lecture 23 (Eric Black: Control Systems and Laser Frequency Stabilization)

Lecture 24 (Matthew Evans: Interferometer Simulations and Lock Acquisition; Riccardo De Salvo: Seismic Isolation)

Notes for streaming video users:

If the QuickTime Player does not start  automatically when the above links are clicked, it might be due to a misconfiguration of the browser. Please try start the QuickTime Player and input the link texts (e.g., rtsp://elmer.tapir.caltech.edu/Lecture6_tape1_web.mov) manually.



Suggested Reading and Exercises: