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Gravitational wave detectors

Squeezing up the sensitivity

Gravitational wave detectors based on laser interferometry have reached an incredible level of sensitivity. But to develop to the level needed to explore the Universe, the next generation of detectors will probably need to use squeezed light.

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Figure 1: View into a gravitational wave detector.



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Schnabel, R. Squeezing up the sensitivity. Nature Phys 4, 440–441 (2008).

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