Experimental Limits on Gravitational Waves in the MHz Frequency Range with the Fermilab Holometer Robert Lanza, 2015-03-27

The theory of holographic noise is due to Craig Hogan.

- Now Broadcasting in Planck Definition
- Hogan Interferometers as probes of Planckian quantum geometry (arXiv:1002.4889) Phys. Rev. D 85, 064067, March 6, 2012
- A Model of Macroscopic Quantum Geometry
- Quantum Geometry and Interferometry, Proc. Astr. Soc. Pac. 467,17 (2012).

A conceptual design for the experiment was written by Rai Weiss on Feb 10, 2009.

The grand plan for the Holometer is laid out in the proposal document:

- A. Chou, et al. The Fermilab Holometer. (pdf)

Overview presented for the Time and Matter 2013 conference

- C. Stoughton et al.Quantum Geometry and the Fermilab Holometer

The Holometer is very closely based on interferometric gravitational wave detectors like LIGO or GEO600.

These are two comprehensive pedagogical resources for learning about LIGO:

- Caltech’s gravitational waves course, which comprises nineteen weeks’ worth (!) of lecture videos, slides, journal aticles, and problem sets.
- Peter Saulson's book,
*Fundamentals of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors*. Available through the publisher.

- Horowitz and Hill,
*The Art of Electronics*, 2nd ed. - Moore, Davis, and Coplan,
*Building Scientific Apparatus*, 4th ed. - Press, Teukolsky, Vetterling, and Flannery,
*Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing*, 3rd ed.

These books are good all-in-one resources for a discussion of lasers and optical systems in general.

- A. Siegman.
*Lasers*. - O. Svelto.
*Principles of Lasers*, 5th ed.

- Siegman, chapters 14 through 21.
- Svelto, chapters 4 and 5.
- H. Kogelnik and T. Li. Laser beams and optical resonators.
*Applied Optics, 5*, 1550–67 (1966).

- B. Abbott, et al. LIGO: the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory.
*Reports on Progress in Physics, 72*, 076901 (2009).

- E. Black. An introduction to Pound–Drever–Hall laser frequency stabilization.
*American Journal of Physics, 69*, 79–87 (2001).

- J. Bechhoefer. Feedback for physicists: A tutorial essay on control.
*Rev. Mod. Phys., 77*, 783–836 (2005).

- Heinzel, Rudiger, and Schilling, Spectrum and spectral density estimation by the Discrete Fourier transform (DFT), including a comprehensive list of window functions and some new at-top windows.
- E. Brigham. The Fast Fourier Transform and Its Applications. (Despite the title, a good introduction to digital signal processing in general.)