laser interferometer

laser interferometer

[′lā·zər ‚in·tər·fə′räm·əd·ər]
(optics)
An interferometer which uses a laser as a light source; because of the monochromaticity and high intrinsic brilliance of laser light, it can operate with path differences in the interfering beams of hundreds of meters, in contrast to a maximum of about 20 centimeters (8 inches) for classical interferometers.
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A team of physicists suggested that the (http://sci.esa.int/lisa/) Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA)  would be able to detect messages from an advanced alien civilization if it is placed around a black hole where the hypothetical extraterrestrials could look to.
Larson also works in gravitational wave astronomy with the ground-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and the space-based Laser Interferometer Space Antenna project.
The $30 million Advanced LIGO Plus (ALIGO+) project will improve the two existing Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatories (LIGO) in the United States, and will be included as standard in the new LIGO India facility from the mid-2020s.
Thirty years later, his theory was realised when both gravitational and electromagnetic waves were detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Livingston, Louisiana in the United States.
"As detectors improve, and as we go into space with European Space Agency's Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission, we will use this tool to answer many questions about the history of the Universe."
As detectors improve, and as we go into space with the European Space Agency's Laser Interferometer Space Antenna mission, we will use this tool to answer many questions about the history of the universe."
"If these core-collapse supernovae are the predecessors to the binary black holes detected by LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory), then what we've found is a reliable method of identifying the host galaxies of LIGO sources," said Chakrabarti.
Imagine how worn out we'd have been in recent months if we'd had to verbalize "Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory" every time we mentioned that top newsmaker.
The volume collects 26 papers from the February 2017 conference held in Singapore and shares some gravitational wave findings from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the U.S.
Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Associate Professor at VU and the chairperson of the US Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) team, was of tremendous help to the students as their external supervisor, and Peter Berczik from the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed the simulation code which was employed in the study.
Set-ups for calibrating high-precision line scales normally involve a microscope with an optical sensor for capturing and analysing the image of a line marker and a laser interferometer as a traceable measurement standard [5-7].

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