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Optical Cavities for Optical Atomic Clocks, Atom Interferometry and Gravitational-Wave Detection / by Miguel Dovale Álvarez.

Author/Creator:
Álvarez, Miguel Dovale. author., Author,
Edition:
1st ed. 2019.
Publication:
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019.
Series:
Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2190-5053
Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2190-5053
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (XXIV, 245 pages) : 128 illustrations, 88 illustrations in color.
Subjects:
Lasers.
Photonics.
Gravitation.
Quantum theory.
Physical measurements.
Measurement.
Local subjects:
Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices. (search)
Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory. (search)
Quantum Physics. (search)
Measurement Science and Instrumentation. (search)
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Summary:
Devised at the beginning of the 20th century by french physicists Charles Fabry and Alfred Perot, the Fabry-Perot optical cavity is perhaps the most deceptively simple setup in optics, and today a key resource in many areas of science and technology. This thesis delves deeply into the applications of optical cavities in a variety of contexts: from LIGO's 4-km-long interferometer arms that are allowing us to observe the universe in a new way by measuring gravitational waves, to the atomic clocks used to realise time with unprecedented accuracy which will soon lead to a redefinition of the second, and the matterwave interferometers that are enabling us to test and measure gravity in a new scale. The work presented accounts for the elegance and versatility of this setup, which today underpins much of the progress in the frontier of atomic and gravitational experimental physics.
Contents:
Atomic clocks, cold atoms and gravitational waves
Part 1: Cavities for Optical Atomic Clocks
Thermal-noise-limited room-temperature ULE cavity
Isolation from external perturbations
Measuring resonator stability
Part 2: Cavities for Atom Interferometry
Cavity atom optics
Fundamental limitations of cavity-assisted atom interferometry
Gravitational wave detection with cavity-assisted atom interferometry
4-mirror large-waist cavity with tuneable stability for enhanced atom interferometry
Part 3: Cavities for Gravitational-wave Detection
Near-unstable cavities for future gravitational wave detectors
Modelling parametric instabilities at Advanced LIGO and ET
Summary and conclusions
Appendix.
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SpringerLink (Online service)
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ISBN:
978-3-030-20863-9
9783030208639
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-030-20863-9 doi
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