Light is a good probe for general relativistic effects. Exploiting the asymmetry of the propagation in the vicinity of a central rotating mass it is possible to use a ring laser in order to measure the frame dragging of the reference frames by the gravitational field of the Earth (Lense-Thirring effect). I shall present the G-GranSasso experiment whose objective is precisely to measure the Lense-Thirring and the de Sitter effects in a terrestrial laboratory. The experimental apparatus will be made of a set of at least three, differently oriented, ring lasers rigidly attached to a central “monument”. The signal will be in the form of the beat frequency produced in the annular cavity of each laser by the rotational anisotropy. The laboratory will be located underground in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso facility, in Italy. The required sensitivity is just one order of magnitude below the performance of the best existing instruments and the new design will attain it.

MEASURING GRAVITOMAGNETIC EFFECTS BY MEANS OF RING LASERS / Tartaglia, Angelo. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS CONFERENCE SERIES. - ISSN 2010-1945. - STAMPA. - 23:(2013), pp. 125-134. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 3rd Galileo–Xu Guangqi Meeting tenutosi a Beijing, China nel 11-15 ottobre 2011 [10.1142/S2010194513011173].

MEASURING GRAVITOMAGNETIC EFFECTS BY MEANS OF RING LASERS

TARTAGLIA, Angelo
2013

Abstract

Light is a good probe for general relativistic effects. Exploiting the asymmetry of the propagation in the vicinity of a central rotating mass it is possible to use a ring laser in order to measure the frame dragging of the reference frames by the gravitational field of the Earth (Lense-Thirring effect). I shall present the G-GranSasso experiment whose objective is precisely to measure the Lense-Thirring and the de Sitter effects in a terrestrial laboratory. The experimental apparatus will be made of a set of at least three, differently oriented, ring lasers rigidly attached to a central “monument”. The signal will be in the form of the beat frequency produced in the annular cavity of each laser by the rotational anisotropy. The laboratory will be located underground in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso facility, in Italy. The required sensitivity is just one order of magnitude below the performance of the best existing instruments and the new design will attain it.
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