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Title: Testing Fundamental Properties of Space with the Fermilab Holometer

Precision length measurements provide valuable insights about the fundamental properties of space-time. The Holometer is a research program to both experimentally probe signatures of the Planck scale and to extend the accessible frequency range from kHz up to MHz for gravitational wave searches. The instrument consists of separate yet identical 39-meter Michelson interferometers operated at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, which can reach length sensitivities better than $${10}^{-20}\mathrm{m/}\sqrt{\mathrm{Hz}}$$ within the 1-10 MHz frequency range. Lastly, the Holometer is fully operational with 130 of hours of science quality data obtained during the first observational campaign.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-16-702-AE
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588; 1602837
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359; DGE-0909667
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 840; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); National Science Foundation (NSF); Ford Foundation; John Templeton Foundation
Contributing Orgs:
Holometer collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
OSTI Identifier:
1367898