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Abstract

An optomechanical detector for weak, low frequency (0.1 - 20 Hz) mechanical vibrations has been developed and patented. The detector is essentially a dynamical interferometer, coupled to an air floated optical table. A mechanical model of the system, including the effects of surface tension, electrostatic charge, contact forces, fluid flow, thermal and mechanical properties, and the existence of multiple non-resonant cavities, is currently under development. Further refinements and applications of the system are proposed.

Additional information

Authors: COUTSOMITROS C T, JRC Ispra (IT);WHELAN M, JRC Ispra (IT);SHERIDAN J T, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Focus on Microscopy '95, Taipei (TW), April 18-20, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38908 ORA
Record Number: 199510643 / Last updated on: 1995-07-07
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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