Detecting gravitational waves with atom interferometry

J. M. Hogan*, S. M. Dickerson, Tim Kovachy, Alex Sugarbaker, Mark A. Kasevich

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Prospects for gravitational wave detection using light-pulse atom interferometry are reviewed. We describe recent proposals for a satellite detector and discuss how the top-level system architecture is impacted by the details of the atomic physics processes used to implement the atom interferometry. Much of the required atom technology development for such a detector can be done in groundbased experiments. In this context, we present recent results from long-time atom interferometry performed in a 10-meter atomic fountain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAtom Interferometry
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994480
ISBN (Print)9781614994473
StatePublished - Oct 16 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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