Quantum Measurements at LIGO

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

4:00 pm

452 Lomita Mall, Physics and AstroPhysics Building (HEPL), Kistler Conference Room 102/103 Map

Sponsored by:
HEPL Seminars

The precision of gravitational wave measurements by the Advanced LIGO interferometers is limited by the quantization of light. The current generation of detectors will use squeezed light to reduce this quantum noise. I will discuss a new method for generating squeezed states of light that uses optomechancal interaction between light and mirror oscillators. In addition to optomechanical squeezing broadly and describe experimental efforts to generate optomechanically squeezed states optimized for gravitational wave detection.

When:
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:
452 Lomita Mall, Physics and AstroPhysics Building (HEPL), Kistler Conference Room 102/103 Map
Admission:

Open to all.

Tags:

Lecture / Reading Science 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
650-723-0100, sochiek@stanford.edu