Resonant-Mass Detectors and Ultra-Sensitive Transducers

Australian International Gravitational Research Centre



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P Astone, M Bassan, DG Blair, P Bonifazi, P Carelli, E Coccia, C Cosmelli, V Fafone, L Febo, S Frasca, IS Heng, EN Ivanov, A Marini, E Mauceli, SM Merkowitz, Y Minenkov, I Modena, G Modestino, A Moleti, GV Pallottino, MA Papa, G Pizzella F Ronga, R Terenzi, ME Tobar, PJ Turner, FJ van Kann, M Visco, L Voyano, "Search for Coincident Excitation of the Widely Spaced Gravitational Wave Detectors Explorer, Nautilus and Niobe," Accepted for public: Astroparticle Physics 1999.

BD Cuthbertson, ME Tobar, EN Ivanov, DG Blair, "Sensitivity And Optimization of a High-Q Sapphire Dielectric Motion Sensing Transducer," IEEE Trans. on UFFC, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 1303-1313, Sept. 1998.

CR Locke, ME Tobar, EN Ivanov, DG Blair, "Parametric interaction of the electric and acoustic fields in a sapphire monocrystal transducer with a microwave readout," J. Appl. Phys., vol. 84, no. 12, pp. 6523-6527 1998.

ME Tobar," Microwave Parametric Transducers For The Next Generation Of Resonant-Mass Gravitational Wave Detectors," INVITED PAPER in Proc. of the International Workshop on Gravitation and Astrophysics, Tokyo, Japan, Nov 97.

ME Tobar, EN Ivanov, D Oi, BD Cuthbertson, DG Blair, "Sapphire test-masses for measuring the standard quantum limit and achieving quantum non-demolition," Applied Physics B, vol. 64, pp. 153-166, 1997.

ME Tobar, EN Ivanov, DG Blair, "Future prospects for the University of Western Australia's cryogenic resonant-mass gravitational wave detector," Czech. Journal of Physics, vol. 46(S5), pp. 2909-10, 1996.

BD Cuthbertson, ME Tobar, EN Ivanov, DG Blair, "Parametric back action effects in a high-Q cryogenic sapphire transducer," Rev. of Sci. Instrum., 67(7), July, pp. 2435-2442, 1996.

IA Bilenko, EN Ivanov, ME Tobar and DG Blair, "Sapphire high-Q low temperature transducer for resonant bar gravitational wave antennas," Phys. Let. A, vol. 211, pp. 139-142, 1996.

IS Heng, DG Blair, EN Ivanov and ME Tobar, "Long term operation of a niobium resonant bar gravitational radiation antenna, Phys. Let. A., vol. 218, pp. 90-96, 1996.

M.E. Tobar, "Characterisation of multi-mode resonant-mass gravitational wave detectors," J.Phys D: Applied Physics, vol. 28, pp. 1729-1736, 1995.

D.G. Blair, E.N. Ivanov, M.E. Tobar, P.J. Turner F. Van Kann and I.S. Heng, "High sensitivity gravitational wave antenna with parametric transducer readout," Phys. Rev. Let., vol. 74, no. 11, pp. 1908-1911, 1995.

M.E. Tobar and D.G. Blair, "Sensitivity analysis of a resonant-mass gravitational wave antenna with a parametric transducer," Rev. of Sci. Instrum., vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 108-110, 1995.

ME Tobar, DG Blair, EN Ivanov, F van Kann, NP Linthorne, PJ Turner, IS Heng, "The UWA gravitational wave detection experiment," Australian Journal of Physics, pp. 1007-1025, 1995.

H. Peng, DG Blair and EN Ivanov, "An ultra high sensitivity transducer for vibration. measurements," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 27 (1994), pp. 1150-1155

M.E. Tobar and D.G. Blair, "Parametric transducers for resonant bar gravitational wave antennas," J. Phys. D., 26, pp. 2276-2291, 1993.

EN Ivanov, PJ Turner and DG Blair, "Microwave signal processing system for gravitational radiation antenna," Review of Scientific Instruments, 64 (11), November 1993, p. 3191-3197

EN Ivanov, ME Tobar, PJ Turner and DG Blair, "A non contacting microwave coupling to a cryogenic gravitational radiation antenna," Rev. of Sci. Instr., no.7, vol.64, pp. 1905-1909, 1993.

N.P. Linthorne, P.J. Veitch, D.G. Blair, P.J. Turner, M.E. Tobar and A.G. Mann, "Niobium gravitational radiation antenna with superconducting parametric transducer," Physica B, 165, pp. 9-10, Aug. 1990.