Abstract

A general method of analyzing Michelson-based, multiple-mirror optical systems, such as interferometers designed as gravitational-wave detectors, is described. Assuming that phase-modulated light is injected, signals that will be generated by demodulation of the photocurrent anywhere in the system, together with their frequency dependences, can be evaluated. Since this method is based on the manipulation of matrices, it is appropriate for computerization.

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