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Message ID: 14733     Entry time: Mon Jul 8 17:33:10 2019
Author: Kruthi 
Type: Update 
Category: Loss Measurement 
Subject: Optical scattering measurements 

I came across a paper (see reference) where they have used DAOPHOT, an astronomical software tool developed by NOAO, to study the point scatterers in LIGO test masses using images of varying exposure times. I'm going through the paper now. I think using this we can analyze the MC2 images and make some interesting observations.

Reference:  L.Glover et al., Optical scattering measurements and implications on thermal noise in Gravitational Wave detectors test-mass coatings Physics Letters A. 382. (2018)

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