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Large Scale (~25 m2) metal diffraction grating of submicron period as possible optoelectronic detector for short scalar gravitational waves
Author(s): Valery A Zhukov
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Paper Abstract

A method of detecting of short scalar gravitational waves with a wavelength of λ ~ 0.5 μm is proposed, in contrast to LIGO Project, aimed at detecting of long quadrupole gravitational waves (λ ~ 43 ÷ 10000 km). The conduction electrons in a metal are proposed to use as gravitational receiving antennas instead of massive pendulums. It is shown that using a Large Scale metal diffraction grating you can convert the mechanical vibrations of the conduction electrons of metal into a plane electromagnetic wave propagating along the normal to the grating. It is shown that when the amplitude of the scalar gravitational wave in a source (in quasar at the center of our galaxy) is greater than Ago ≈ 5 1020cm/s2, you can register it with the help of a large optical telescope equipped with the proposed diffraction grating. It is shown that the special theory of relativity allows the amplitude of the scalar gravitational waves in this source by 5 orders of magnitude greater than the above-mentioned minimum value.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9440, International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Electronics 2014, 94400T (18 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2180681
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Valery A Zhukov, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9440:
International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Electronics 2014
Alexander A. Orlikovsky, Editor(s)

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