E3S Web of Conferences
Volume 4, 2014i-DUST 2014 – Inter-Disciplinary Underground Science & Technology
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Rare Events Physics|
|Published online||22 December 2014|
The matter-wave laser interferometer gravitation antenna (MIGA): New perspectives for fundamental physics and geosciences
1 MIGA Consortium
2 LP2N, Laboratoire de Photonique Numérique et Nanosciences, Institut d'Optique Graduate School IOA, Rue François Mitterrand, 33400 Talence, France
3 SYRTE – Observatoire de Paris, 77, avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France
4 ARTEMIS – Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Boulevard de l'Observatoire CS 34229, 06304 Nice Cedex 04, France
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are building a hybrid detector of new concept that couples laser and matter-wave interferometry to study sub Hertz variations of the strain tensor of space-time and gravitation. Using a set of atomic interferometers simultaneously manipulated by the resonant optical field of a 200 m cavity, the MIGA instrument will allow the monitoring of the evolution of the gravitational field at unprecedented sensitivity, which will be exploited both for geophysical studies and for Gravitational Waves (GWs) detection. This new infrastructure will be embedded into the LSBB underground laboratory, ideally located away from major anthropogenic disturbances and benefitting from very low background noise.
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