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Waves Propagating Through Space

New laser breakthrough for gravitational waves will test fundamental limits of general relativity

Artist’s concept of gravitational waves propagating through space. A new laser breakthrough to help better understand[{” attribute=””>gravitational waves. Scientists have created a proof-of-concept setup of a new laser eigenmode sensor that offers over 1,000 times the sensitivity. After translating this work to gravitational wave detectors, they will offer the unprecedented precision needed to test the …

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A new laser breakthrough to help understand gravitational waves

A visualization of a supercomputer simulation of black hole mergers sending out gravitational waves. Credit: NASA/C. Henze Gravitational wave scientists at the University of Western Australia have led the development of a new laser-mode sensor of unprecedented precision that will be used to probe the interiors of neutron stars and test the fundamental limits of …

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