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.
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:
Overview presented for the Time and Matter 2013 conference
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.
Power-recycled Michelson interferometers
Control theory and feedback
Last modified: 04/10/2015