Japanese large-scale interferometers

K. Kuroda*, M. Ohashi, S. Miyoki, H. Ishizuka, C. T. Taylor, K. Yamamoto, O. Miyakawa, M. K. Fujimoto, S. Kawamura, R. Takahashi, T. Yamazaki, K. Arai, D. Tatsumi, A. Ueda, Mitsuhiro Fukushima, S. Sato, T. Shintomi, A. Yamamoto, T. Suzuki, Y. SaitoT. Haruyama, N. Sato, Y. Higashi, T. Uchiyama, T. Tomaru, K. Tsubono, M. Ando, A. Takamori, K. Numata, K. I. Ueda, H. Yoneda, K. Nakagawa, M. Musha, N. Mio, S. Moriwaki, K. Somiya, A. Araya, N. Kanda, S. Telada, M. Sasaki, H. Tagoshi, T. Nakamura, T. Tanaka, K. Ohara

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The objective of the TAMA 300 interferometer was to develop advanced technologies for kilometre scale interferometers and to observe gravitational wave events in nearby galaxies. It was designed as a power-recycled Fabry-Perot-Michelson interferometer and was intended as a step towards a final interferometer in Japan. The present successful status of TAMA is presented. TAMA forms a basis for LCGT (large-scale cryogenic gravitational wave telescope), a 3 km scale cryogenic interferometer to be built in the Kamioka mine in Japan, implementing cryogenic mirror techniques. The plan of LCGT is schematically described along with its associated R&D.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1237-1245
Number of pages9
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr 7
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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