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Digital systems for automatic control of optical resonators used as gravitational waves interferometric detectors
Author(s): F. Barone
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Paper Abstract

A prototype of a digital control system based on VME busArchitecture that is able to perform the automatic control of optical res- onators (Fabry-Perot cavites, Michelson Interferometers, etc..), has beenbuilt in Napoli, to ascertain the feasibility of the digital control techniquein the alignment of the mirrors of the Virgo Antenna, the italian-frenchproject of a very long baseline interferometric antenna for GravitationalWaves Detection. Its main features are the controlled band (0 -i- 5 KHz),12 and 16 bit ADC/DAC with a sampling rate of 40 kHz, error signal ex- traction by means of synchronous demodulation.

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Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 17770B (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298034
Show Author Affiliations
F. Barone, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Napoli (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1777:
First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Brian Culshaw; Peter T. Gardiner; Alaster McDonach, Editor(s)

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