Monday, April 10, 2017

Emily Law Models Impact of Squeezed Light on Quantum Noise

Courtesy Caltech/MIT/LIGO Laboratory
Physics and Mathematics major Emily Law will present at the 12:45 p.m. poster session at URCA on April 11. As advised by her faculty sponsor, Dr. Rodney Michael, she will explain "the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), (which) is dedicated to detecting cosmic gravitational waves and determining their astronomical origin. LIGO has recently made several detections of black hole mergers by measuring laser fluctuations in the arms of its interferometer." She will also "describe a computational code that calculates the quantum noise in (a) prototype experiment...(eventually leading to) understanding the effects of squeezed light on quantum noise (which) will allow for better observations of gravitational waves in the future."

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