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High Precision Laser Interferometry for Detection of Gravitational Radiation

  • K. Maischberger
  • A. Rüdiger
  • R. Schilling
  • L. Schnupp
  • W. Winkler
  • H. Billing
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 30)

Abstract

The “First Generation” gravitational wave experiments, carried out in the 1970s, were not able to confirm definitely the existence of gravitational radiation. The strain sensitivity of these detectors was limited to δℓ/ℓ ≃ 3·10−17. Estimates by astrophysicists suggest that a sensitivity about four orders of magnitude higher would be required for a realistic chance to detect gravitational waves [1].

Keywords

Gravitational Wave Shot Noise Gravitational Radiation Michelson Interferometer Pockels Cell 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Maischberger
    • 1
  • A. Rüdiger
    • 1
  • R. Schilling
    • 1
  • L. Schnupp
    • 1
  • W. Winkler
    • 1
  • H. Billing
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGarchingFed. Rep. of Germany

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