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Laser Source for Atomic Gravity Wave Detector Project

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Laser Source for Atomic Gravity Wave Detector Project

The Atom Interferometry (AI) Technology for Gravity Wave Measurements demonstrates new matter wave Interferometric sensor technology for precise detection and measurement of primordial gravity waves and space geodesy.

Develop an Atom Interferometry-based gravity wave detector (vs Optical Interferometry). Characterize a high power laser. Use Goddard Space Flight Center Mission Design Lab to study a single flyer with boom  and developed cost estimate. Also funded a study at Stanford on Large Momentum Beam Splitters applications for Detection of Gravity Waves using Atom Interferometry.

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