Fast-light for astrophysics: Super-sensitive gyroscopes and gravitational wave detectors

M. Salit*, G. S. Pati, K. Salit, M. S. Shahriar

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Abstract

We present a theoretical analysis and experimental study of the behaviour of optical cavities filled with slow- and fast-light materials, and show that the fast-light material-filled cavities, which can function as 'white light cavities', have properties useful for astrophysical applications such as enhancing the sensitivity-bandwidth product of gravitational wave detection and terrestrial measurement of Lense-Thirring rotation via precision gyroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2425-2440
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume54
Issue number16-17
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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