Detecting gravitational waves with atom interferometry

J. M. Hogan*, S. M. Dickerson, T. Kovachy, A. Sugarbaker, M. 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 ground-based 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 publicationProceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"
Subtitle of host publicationAtom Interferometry
EditorsMark A. Kasevich, Guglielmo M. Tino
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994473
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventInternational School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" on Atom Interferometry - Varenna, Italy
Duration: Jul 15 2013Jul 20 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"
ISSN (Print)0074-784X
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8195


OtherInternational School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" on Atom Interferometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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