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Message ID: 1710     Entry time: Wed Jul 1 10:56:42 2009
Author: Chris Zimmerman 
Type: Update 
Category: General 
Subject: Week 2/3 Update 

I spent the last week working a lot with the differences between a basic Michelson readout and the new one as a displacement sensor.  The new one (w/ wave plates) ends with two differently polarized beams and should have better sensitivity; I've also been going through noise/sensitivity calculations for each, although that hit a road block when I had to start the 1st SURF progress report, which has taken up most of my time since Saturday.

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