Basic Principles of Gravitational Wave Interferometers

  • Peter R. Saulson
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 427)


Modern interferometric gravitational wave detectors can trace their heritage to the Michelson-Morley experiment. In this lecture, I discuss the way such instruments elucidate the nature of space-time, and derive the fundamental limit to their sensitivity.


Gravitational Wave Beam Splitter Output Port Shot Noise Michelson Interferometer 
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  • Peter R. Saulson
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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