UWA Gravity Waves Research Group Publications (2004)


Prepared : 24th January 2005


Pablo Barriga, Andrew Woolley, Chunnong Zhao, David Blair.  “Application of new pre-isolation techniques to mode cleaner design”.  Classical & Quantum Gravity 21 (2004) S951-S958.


Pablo Barriga, Mark Barton, David G. Blair, Aidan Brooks, Ron Burman, Raymond Burston,

Eu-Jeen Chin, Jong Chow, David Coward, Benedict Cusack, Glen de Vine, Jerome Degallaix,

Jean Charles Dumas, Mikael Feat, Slawomir Gras, Malcom Gray, Murray Hamilton,

David Hosken, Eric Howell, John S. Jacob, Li Ju, Thu-Lan Kelly, Ben H. Lee, Chuen Y. Lee,

Kah T. Lee, Antony Lun, David E. McClelland, Kirk McKenzie, Conor Mow-Lowry,

Andrew Moylan, Damien Mudge, Jesper Munch, David Rabeling, David Reitze,

Albert Romann, Sascha Schediwy, Susan M. Scott, Anthony Searle, Benjamin S. Sheard,

Bram J. J. Slagmolen, Peter Veitch, John Winterflood, Andrew Woolley, Zewu Yan,

Chunnong Zhao, "Status of ACIGA High Power Test Facility for Advanced Interferometry", J Hough and G H Sanders (ed.), 
Proc. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineering, 5500, 70 - 80, (2004).


E. J. Chin, K. T. Lee, J. Winterflood, J. Jacob, D. G. Blair, L. Ju, “Techniques for reducing the resonant frequency of Euler spring vibration isolators”, Classical and Quantum Gravity , 21 (2004) S959-S963.


Coward D, Blair D and Burman R, et al.,Vehicle-induced seismic effects at a gravitational wave observatory, Rev. Sci. In., 74 (11): 4846 (2003)


J. Degallaix and D.Blair, "Gravitational Wave Detection: a survey of the worldwide program", accepted for the proceeding of the Tenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting (2004).


J. Degallaix, C.Zhao, L. Ju and D. Blair,   "Thermal lensing compensation for AIGO high optical power test facility",  Classical and Quantum Gravity 21 (2004) S903-S908.


J. Degallaix, C.Zhao, L. Ju and D. G. Blair, "Simulation of bulk absorption thermal lensing in transmissive optics of gravitational waves detectors", Applied Physics B, 77, 409-414, (2004)


J. C. Dumas, K. T. Lee, J. Winterflood, L. Ju, D. G. Blair, J. Jacob, “Testing of a multi-stage low-frequency isolator using Euler springs and self-damped pendulums”, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 21 (2004) S965-S967.


F. Garoi, L. Ju, C. Zhao and D. G. Blair.  Radiation pressure actuation of test masses. Classic and Quatum Gravity, 21 (2004) S875-S880.


S. Gras, L. Ju, D. G. Blair, "Influence of grooves and defects on the sapphire test mass Q-factor", Classical and Quantum Gravity, 21 (2004) S1121-S1126.


S. Gras, D. G. Blair, L. Ju, "Thermal noise dependence on equatorial losses in the mirrors of an interferometric gravitational wave detector" Phys. Lett. A 333 1-7 (2004)


E Howell, D Coward, R Burman, D Blair and J Gilmore.  The gravitational wave background from neutron star formation and bar-mode instabilities.  Classical and Quantum Gravity, 21 (2004) S551-S555.


Howell E, Coward D, Burman R and Blair D.G.,  “The gravitational wave background from neutron star birth throughout the cosmos”, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 351, (4), 1237, (2004)

L Ju, M. Aoun, P. Barriga, D. G. Blair, A. Brooks, R. Burman, R. Burston, X. T. Chin, E. J. Chin, C. Y. Lee, D. Coward, B. Cusack, G. de Vine, J. Degallaix, J. C. Dumas, F. Garoi, S. Gras, M. Gray, D. Hosken, E. Howell, J. S. Jacob, T. L. Kelly, B. Lee, K. T. Lee, T. Lun, D. McClelland, C. Mow-Lowry, D. Mudge, J. Munch, S. Schediwy, S. Scott, A. Searle, B. Sheard, B. Slagmolen, P. Veitch, J. Winterflood, A. Woolley, Z. Yan, C. Zhao.  ACIGA’s High Optical Power Test Facility  Classic and Quatum Gravity, 21 (2004) S887-S893.


B. Lee, D. G. Blair, L. Ju, C. Zhao, “Implementation of electrostatic actuators for suspended test mass control”, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 21 (2004) S977-S983.


C Y Lee, C Zhao, E J chin, J Jacob, D Li, D G Blair.  Control of pre-isolators for gravitational wave detection. Classical and Quantum Gravity 21 (2004) S1015-S1022.


S. W. Schediwy, C. Zhao, L. Ju and D. G. Blair, “An experiment to investigate optical spring parametric instability”, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 21 (2004) S1253-S1258.


X..Wang, C..Zhao, P. Kapitola, J. Jacob, L. Ju, D.G. Blair.  Non-contacting actuation by radiation powered telemetry system.  Classic and Quatum Gravity, 21 (2004) S1023-S1029.


Z. Yan, L. Ju, F. Eon, S. Gras, C. Zhao, J. Jacob, D. G. Blair, “Large-scale inhomogeneity in sapphire test masses revealed by Rayleigh scattering imaging”, Classical and Quantum Gravity , 21 (2004) S1139 – S1144.


Z. Yan. L. Ju, S. Gras, C. Zhao, D. G. Blair, “The study of growth defects in sapphire by laser Rayleigh scattering imagining”, J. Opt A: Pure App. Opt. 6, 635-639 (2004)


Z. Yan, L. Ju, C. Zhao, S. Gras, J. Jacob and D. Blair, “High Mechanical Quality Factor of Calcium Fluoride (CaF2) at Room Temperature” Euro. J. Phys. Accepted (2005).






E J Chin, K T Lee, J Winterflood, L Ju, D G Blair, Frequency Vertical Geometric Anti-Spring Vibration Isolators, Physics Letters A, In Print (2005)
Coward D, Turner J, Blair D and Galybin K, Characterizing seismic noise in the 2-20 Hz band at a gravitational wave observatory, Rev. Sci. In., in press (2005)
J. Degallaix, B. Slagmolen,C.Zhao, L. Ju and D.Blair, "Thermal lensing compensation principle for the AIGO's High Optical Power Test Facility Test 1", accepted by General Relativity and Gravitation (2004).

M. Feat, C. Zhao, L. Ju and D. G. Blair, “Demonstration of low power radiation pressure actuation for control of test masses”, Rev. Sci. Instrum. Accepted (2005)


Howell E, Coward D, Burman R and Blair D.G., “Fast temporal evolution of a cosmic gravitational wave background Spectrum”, Class. Quantum Grav., in press, (2005)


E Howell, D Coward, R Burman and D Blair, “Time dependence of the cosmological astrophysical background of gravitational waves”, to appear in the proceedings of the  Rencontres du Vietnam ‘New Views on the Universe’


B.H. Lee, L. Ju, D.G. Blair, “Orthogonal Ribbons for Suspending Test Masses in Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors”, Submitted to Physics Letters A (2004)



Z. Yan, C. Zhao, L. Ju, S. Gras, P. Barriga and D. Blair, “Automatic Rayleigh Scattering Mapping System (ARSMS) for Optical Quality Evaluation of Test Masses for Gravity Wave Detectors” Rev. Sci. Instrum., 76 in print (2005).




P Barriga, M Barton, D G Blair, A Brooks, R Burman, R Burston, E J Chin, J Chow, D Coward, B

Cusack, G de Vine, J Degallaix, J C Dumas, M Feat, S Gras, M Gray, M Hamilton, D Hosken, E Howell, J S Jacob, L Ju, T L Kelly, B H Lee, C Y Lee, K T Lee, A Lun, D E McClelland, K McKenzie, C Mow-Lowry, A Moylan, D Mudge, J Munch, D Rabeling, D Reitze, A Romann, S Schediwy, S M Scott, A Searle, B S Sheard, B J J Slagmolen, P Veitch, J Winterflood, A Woolley, Z Yan, C Zhao, "Technology developments for ACIGA high power test facility for advanced interferometry", Class. and Quantum Grav., Preprint- Corrections being made for acceptance, (2005)


Bram J. J. Slagmolen, Mark Barton, Conor Mow-Lowry, Glenn de Vine, David S. Rabeling, Jong H. Chow, Albert Romann, Chunnong Zhao, Malcolm B. Gray and David E. McClelland., “Alignment locking to suspended Fabry-Perot cavity”, to be submitted to General Relativity and Gravitation




***Gravitational Waves, Jerome Degallaix & David Blair, "Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science" NL3532, Alwyn Scott, Fitzroy Dearborn (2004).