MAGIS-100 environmental characterization and noise analysis

J. Mitchell*, T. Kovachy, S. Hahn, P. Adamson, S. Chattopadhyay

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We investigate and analyze site specific systematics for the MAGIS-100 atomic interferometry experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. As atom interferometers move out of the laboratory environment passive and active mitigation for noise sources must be implemented. To inform the research and development of the experiment design, we measure ambient temperature, humidity, and vibrations of the installation site. We find that temperature fluctuations will necessitate enclosures for critical subsystems and a temperature controlled laser room for the laser system. We also measure and analyze the vibration spectrum above and below ground for the installation site. The seismic vibration effect of gravity gradient noise is also modeled using input from a low-noise seismometer at multiple locations and a mitigation scheme is studied using a stochastic simulation and characterized by a suppression factor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberP01007
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2022


  • Dark Matter detectors (WIMPs, axions, etc.)
  • Interferometry
  • Systematic effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation


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