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

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. Les mer
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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.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Atomic clocks, cold atoms and gravitational waves.- Part 1: Cavities for Optical Atomic Clocks.- Thermal-noise-limited room-temperature ULE cavity.- Isolation from external perturbations.- Measuring resonator stability.- Part 2: Cavities for Atom Interferometry.- Cavity atom optics.- Fundamental limitations of cavity-assisted atom interferometry.- Gravitational wave detection with cavity-assisted atom interferometry.- 4-mirror large-waist cavity with tuneable stability for enhanced atom interferometry.- Part 3: Cavities for Gravitational-wave Detection.- Near-unstable cavities for future gravitational wave detectors.- Modelling parametric instabilities at Advanced LIGO and ET.- Summary and conclusions.- Appendix.

Om forfatteren

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 fur Gravitationsphysik (Hannover, Germany), where he works in several aspects of the LISA interferometry chain.