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LIGO optical coatings pose new challenges in materials research

Not only has the detection of gravitational waves opened a new era of astronomy, it has also unveiled new horizons for optical and materials sciences. Continue reading

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The Optics of LIGO

How high-precision optics enabled detection of gravitational waves and a new view of the universe. Continue reading

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High-precision optics enable LIGO’s new view of the universe

The first detection of a gravitational wave depended on large surfaces with excellent flatness, combined with low microroughness and the ability to mitigate environmental noise. Continue reading

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