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Springer Theses

Optical Cavities for Optical Atomic Clocks, Atom Interferometry and Gravitational-Wave Detection

Authors: Álvarez, Miguel Dovale

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Birmingham,Birmingham, UK
  • Gives fascinating insights into the many powerful applications of the Fabry-Perot optical cavity
  • With experimental work undertaken at the National Physical Laboratory and within the LIGO Collaboration
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Devised at the beginning of the 20th century by french physicists Charles Fabry and Alfred Perot, the Fabry-Perot optical cavity is perhaps the most deceptively simple setup in optics, and today a key resource in many areas of science and technology. This thesis delves deeply into the applications of optical cavities in a variety of contexts: from LIGO’s 4-km-long interferometer arms that are allowing us to observe the universe in a new way by measuring gravitational waves, to the atomic clocks used to realise time with unprecedented accuracy which will soon lead to a redefinition of the second, and the matterwave interferometers that are enabling us to test and measure gravity in a new scale. The work presented accounts for the elegance and versatility of this setup, which today underpins much of the progress in the frontier of atomic and gravitational experimental physics.

About the authors

Miguel Dovale Alvarez (Santiago de Compostela, 1989) is a spanish-american physicist and member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. He holds a Licenciatura in Physics from Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK). His main research interests are laser interferometry, quantum optics and gravitational physics. During his doctorate he developed a thermal-noise-limited Fabry-Perot interferometer at the National Physical Laboratory (UK). Dovale is now a postdoc at the Max Planck Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Hannover, Germany), where he works in several aspects of the LISA interferometry chain.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 137,14 €
price for France (gross)
  • à paraître: 24 août 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20862-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optical Cavities for Optical Atomic Clocks, Atom Interferometry and Gravitational-Wave Detection
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20863-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20863-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20862-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 245
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 88 illustrations in colour
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