Brownian thermal noise associated with highly reflective coatings is a fundamental limit for several precision experiments, including gravitational-wave detectors. Research is currently ongoing to find coatings with low thermal noise that also fulfill strict optical requirements such as low absorption and scatter. We report on the optical and mechanical properties of ion-beam-sputtered magnesium fluoride thin films and we discuss the application of such coatings in current and future gravitational-wave detectors.

Optical and Mechanical Properties of Ion-Beam-Sputtered Mg F 2 Thin Films for Gravitational-Wave Interferometers

Di Michele A.;
2022

Abstract

Brownian thermal noise associated with highly reflective coatings is a fundamental limit for several precision experiments, including gravitational-wave detectors. Research is currently ongoing to find coatings with low thermal noise that also fulfill strict optical requirements such as low absorption and scatter. We report on the optical and mechanical properties of ion-beam-sputtered magnesium fluoride thin films and we discuss the application of such coatings in current and future gravitational-wave detectors.
2022
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