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Paper: Optical Bench Interferometer - From LISA Pathfinder to NGO/eLISA
Volume: 467, 9th LISA Symposium
Page: 311
Authors: Taylor, A.; d'Arcio, L.; Bogenstahl, J.; Danzmann, K.; Diekmann, C.; Fitzsimons, E. D.; Gerberding, O.; Heinzel, G.; Hennig, J.-S.; Hogenhuis, H.; Killow, C. J.; Lieser, M.; Lucarelli, S.; Nikolov, S.; Perreur-Lloyd, M.; Pijnenburg, J.; Robertson, D. I.; Sohmer, A.; Tröbs, M.; Ward, H.; Weise, D.
Abstract: We present a short summary of some optical bench construction and alignment developments that build on experience gained during the LISA Pathfinder optical bench assembly. These include evolved fibre injectors, a new beam vector measurement system, and thermally stable mounting hardware. The beam vector measurement techniques allow the alignment of beams to targets with absolute accuracy of a few microns and 20 microradians. We also describe a newly designed ultra-low-return beam dump that is expected to be a crucial element in the control of ghost beams on the optical benches.
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