Commit 15b15632 authored by Andreas Freise's avatar Andreas Freise

adding info on chat and mailing list to README

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Finesse: Frequency domain INterfErometer Simulation SoftwarE
Andreas Freise 25.04.2016 http://www.gwoptics.org/finesse/
Andreas Freise 26.06.2017 http://www.gwoptics.org/finesse/
README
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1. Interferometer signals
2. Beam geometry and imaging
3. Documentation, testing and examples
3. Documentation, support and examples
4. Examples of the impact of Finesse on commissioning tasks
5. Finesse with Python and MATLAB
6. References
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plotted as functions of positions of optical elements.
3. Documentation, testing and examples
3. Documentation, support and examples
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The simulation code has been developed and improved continuously
over the last ten years. It has been frequently and successfully
tested against experimental data from GEO 600 (and sometimes
using LIGO and Virgo data). The code is under version control
and is executed within a nightly test-suite to maintain stability
during the ongoing development.
The program is easy to use for students: For the basic use, including
graphical output, no commercial software is required. The implemented
physics is well documented in a 180 pages manual. Simple examples are
physics is well documented in a 200 pages manual. Simple examples are
provided as well as detailed input files for all main interferometric
gravitational-wave detectors.
gravitational-wave detectors. The manual and examples can be found on
the main Finesse page at http://www.gwoptics.org/finesse/
In addition we provide resources and self-study material on laser
interferometry in the form of Jupyter notebooks using Finesse
simulations: http://www.gwoptics.org/learn/
For questions and discussions related to Finesse we are hosting
a mailing in Birmingham and LIGO chat channel. Instructions on how
to join these are provided at:
https://git.ligo.org/finesse/finesse/wikis/home
The simulation code has been developed and improved continuously
over the last ten years. It has been frequently and successfully
tested against experimental data from GEO 600, LIGO and Virgo.
The code is under version control and is executed within a nightly
test-suite to maintain stability during the ongoing development.
4. Examples of Finesse usage for commissioning tasks
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