Springer Theses

Tests of Lorentz Invariance with an Optical Ring Cavity

Authors: Michimura, Yuta

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  • Nominated as an outstanding contribution by The University of Tokyo in 2016
  • Describes the latest experiment for Lorentz invariance in the Universe
  • Summarizes the Standard Model Extension, interferometry with optical ring cavity, and feedback control for non-expert readers
  • Complements the protocol of the most precise experiment
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This thesis describes one of the most precise experimental tests of Lorentz symmetry in electrodynamics by light-speed anisotropy measurement with an asymmetric optical ring cavity. The author aims to answer the fundamental, hypothetical debate on Lorentz symmetry in the Universe. He concludes that the symmetry is protected within an error of 10-15, which means providing one of the most stringent upper limits on the violation of the Lorentz symmetry in the framework of the Standard Model Extension.

It introduces the following three keys which play an important role in achieving high-precision measurement: (1) a high-index element (silicon) interpolated into part of the light paths in the optical ring cavity, which improves sensitivity to the violation of the Lorentz symmetry, (2) double-pass configuration of the interferometer, which suppresses environmental noises, and (3) continuous data acquisition by rotating the optical ring cavity, which makes it possible to search for higher-order violations of Lorentz symmetry. In addition to those well-described keys, a comprehensive summary from theoretical formulations to experimental design details, data acquisition, and data analysis helps the reader follow up the experiments precisely.

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Yuta Michimura, an assistant professor at the Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo, is an experimentalist in the theory of relativity and gravity. He is working on the development of the gravitational wave telescope KAGRA and experimental verification of fundamental physics.

Prof. Michimura received his Bachelor of Science in physics from The University of Tokyo in 2010. Thereafter he joined the group of Professor Kimio Tsubono at the Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo, and completed his Master of Science in physics in 2012 and his Doctor of Science in physics in 2015. He was awarded a research fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and was supported by JSPS between April 2013 and June 2014. In 2015, he received the Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tests of Lorentz Invariance with an Optical Ring Cavity
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3740-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3740-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3739-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9954-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 115
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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