Abstract

The interferometric gravitational-wave detector Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) needs to transfer clock information among its three spacecraft in the form of phase-modulation sidebands. For this reason phase noise introduced by the optical chain between the carrier and a sideband must be low. We have measured this differential phase noise for a ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier emitting up to 2W. For 1W of output power as required for LISA, the measured differential phase noise was within its requirement. For 2W output power the amplifier exhibited stimulated Brillouin scattering and showed a differential phase-noise factor of up to 15 higher. Dependencies on operating parameters and optical length noise of the amplifier were also measured.

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