High-frequency gravitational wave detector with electromagnetic-gravitational resonance
Michael B. Mensky1 and Valentin N. Rudenko2
(1) P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, 53 Leninsky prosp., Moscow 119991, Russia
(2) Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
In view of the increased interest in high-frequency gravitational wave detectors, we discuss detection of gravitational waves by their action on an electromagnetic wave in a closed waveguide or resonator. The principle of such a detector (proposed earlier by V.B. Braginsky and M.B. Mensky under the name of electromagnetic-gravitational resonance) is sketched, and basic formulas for various shapes of the waveguide are derived. The resonator with parallel mirrors (FP cavity) is considered as a special case. It is shown that the existing interferometric GW antennas may be used for detecting high-frequency gravitational waves.
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