Abstract

A collinear photothermal detection bench is described that makes use of a position-modulated heating source instead of the classic power-modulated source. This new modulation scheme increases by almost a factor 2 the sensitivity of a standard mirage bench. This bench is then used to measure the absorption coefficient of OH-free synthetic fused silica at 1064 nm in the parts per 106 range, which, combined with spectrophotometric measurements, confirms that the dominant absorption source is the OH content.

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1996 (1)

O. Humbach, H. Fabian, U. Grzesik, U. Haken, W. Heitmann, “Analysis of OH absorption bands in synthetic silica,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 19–26 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

K. A. Strain, J. Hough, N. A. Robertson, K. Skeldon, “Measurement of the absorptance of fused silica at λ = 514.5 nm,” Opt. Commun. 117, 385–388 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

P. Y. Baurès, C. N. Man, “Measurements of optical absorption at 1.06 μm in low-loss materials,” Opt. Mat. 2, 241–247 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

W. Winkler, K. Danzmann, A. Rüdiger, R. Schilling, “Heating by optical absorption and the performance of interferometric gravitational-wave detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 44, 7022–7036 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1981 (1)

1973 (1)

Amer, N. M.

Baurès, P. Y.

P. Y. Baurès, C. N. Man, “Measurements of optical absorption at 1.06 μm in low-loss materials,” Opt. Mat. 2, 241–247 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Boccara, A. C.

Born, M.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th ed. (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, 1999), p. 130.

Danzmann, K.

W. Winkler, K. Danzmann, A. Rüdiger, R. Schilling, “Heating by optical absorption and the performance of interferometric gravitational-wave detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 44, 7022–7036 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fabian, H.

O. Humbach, H. Fabian, U. Grzesik, U. Haken, W. Heitmann, “Analysis of OH absorption bands in synthetic silica,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 19–26 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fournier, D.

Gradshteyn, I. S.

I. S. Gradshteyn, I. M. Ryzhik, Table of Integrals, Series, and Products, 5th ed., E. D. A. Jeffrey, ed. (Academic, London, 1994).

Grzesik, U.

O. Humbach, H. Fabian, U. Grzesik, U. Haken, W. Heitmann, “Analysis of OH absorption bands in synthetic silica,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 19–26 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Haken, U.

O. Humbach, H. Fabian, U. Grzesik, U. Haken, W. Heitmann, “Analysis of OH absorption bands in synthetic silica,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 19–26 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Heitmann, W.

O. Humbach, H. Fabian, U. Grzesik, U. Haken, W. Heitmann, “Analysis of OH absorption bands in synthetic silica,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 19–26 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Hough, J.

K. A. Strain, J. Hough, N. A. Robertson, K. Skeldon, “Measurement of the absorptance of fused silica at λ = 514.5 nm,” Opt. Commun. 117, 385–388 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Humbach, O.

O. Humbach, H. Fabian, U. Grzesik, U. Haken, W. Heitmann, “Analysis of OH absorption bands in synthetic silica,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 19–26 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Jackson, W. B.

Man, C. N.

P. Y. Baurès, C. N. Man, “Measurements of optical absorption at 1.06 μm in low-loss materials,” Opt. Mat. 2, 241–247 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Pinnow, D. A.

Rich, T. C.

Robertson, N. A.

K. A. Strain, J. Hough, N. A. Robertson, K. Skeldon, “Measurement of the absorptance of fused silica at λ = 514.5 nm,” Opt. Commun. 117, 385–388 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Rüdiger, A.

W. Winkler, K. Danzmann, A. Rüdiger, R. Schilling, “Heating by optical absorption and the performance of interferometric gravitational-wave detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 44, 7022–7036 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ryzhik, I. M.

I. S. Gradshteyn, I. M. Ryzhik, Table of Integrals, Series, and Products, 5th ed., E. D. A. Jeffrey, ed. (Academic, London, 1994).

Schilling, R.

W. Winkler, K. Danzmann, A. Rüdiger, R. Schilling, “Heating by optical absorption and the performance of interferometric gravitational-wave detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 44, 7022–7036 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Skeldon, K.

K. A. Strain, J. Hough, N. A. Robertson, K. Skeldon, “Measurement of the absorptance of fused silica at λ = 514.5 nm,” Opt. Commun. 117, 385–388 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Strain, K. A.

K. A. Strain, J. Hough, N. A. Robertson, K. Skeldon, “Measurement of the absorptance of fused silica at λ = 514.5 nm,” Opt. Commun. 117, 385–388 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Winkler, W.

W. Winkler, K. Danzmann, A. Rüdiger, R. Schilling, “Heating by optical absorption and the performance of interferometric gravitational-wave detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 44, 7022–7036 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wolf, E.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th ed. (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, 1999), p. 130.

Appl. Opt. (2)

J. Non-Cryst. Solids (1)

O. Humbach, H. Fabian, U. Grzesik, U. Haken, W. Heitmann, “Analysis of OH absorption bands in synthetic silica,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 203, 19–26 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

K. A. Strain, J. Hough, N. A. Robertson, K. Skeldon, “Measurement of the absorptance of fused silica at λ = 514.5 nm,” Opt. Commun. 117, 385–388 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Mat. (1)

P. Y. Baurès, C. N. Man, “Measurements of optical absorption at 1.06 μm in low-loss materials,” Opt. Mat. 2, 241–247 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

W. Winkler, K. Danzmann, A. Rüdiger, R. Schilling, “Heating by optical absorption and the performance of interferometric gravitational-wave detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 44, 7022–7036 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

I. S. Gradshteyn, I. M. Ryzhik, Table of Integrals, Series, and Products, 5th ed., E. D. A. Jeffrey, ed. (Academic, London, 1994).

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 7th ed. (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, 1999), p. 130.

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