Gravitational Wave Detection and Quantum Optics

  • G. Leuchs
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 190)


One of the most promising applications of squeezed states of light is to overcome the shot noise limit of strain measuring interferometers. This is especially important for the large scale laser interferometers currently being developed for gravitational wave detection.1


Gravitational Wave Output Port Shot Noise Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Detector 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Leuchs
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik und Sektion PhysikUniversität MünchenGarchingGermany

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