Research report 2010 - Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Hannover)

Innovation quantum metrology: squeezed light for the gravitational wave detector GEO600

Authors
Vahlbruch, Henning
Departments
Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Teilinstitut Hannover
Summary
A first direct detection of a gravitational wave signal is becoming more likely in the forthcoming years as the sensitivity of gravitational wave detectors is constantly improving. The German-British observatory GEO600 contributes to this development once more: For the first time in the world, the sensitivity of a gravitational wave detector will be improved by implementation of squeezed light.

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