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Thermal noise in BEC-phononic gravitational wave detectors

Sab�n, Carlos; Kohlrus, Jan; Bruschi, David Edward; Fuentes, Ivette


Carlos Sab�n

Jan Kohlrus

David Edward Bruschi

Ivette Fuentes


Quasiparticles in a Bose-Einstein condensate are sensitive to space-time distortions. Gravitational waves can induce transformations on the state of phonons that can be observed through quantum state discrimination techniques. We show that this method is highly robust to thermal noise and depletion. We derive a bound on the strain sensitivity that shows that the detection of waves in the kHz regime is not significantly affected by temperature in a wide range of parameters that are well within current experimental reach.


Sabín, C., Kohlrus, J., Bruschi, D. E., & Fuentes, I. (2016). Thermal noise in BEC-phononic gravitational wave detectors. EPJ Quantum Technology, 3(1), Article 8.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 11, 2016
Online Publication Date May 20, 2016
Publication Date Dec 28, 2016
Deposit Date Dec 6, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jan 14, 2019
Journal EPJ Quantum Technology
Electronic ISSN 2196-0763
Publisher EDP Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 1
Article Number 8
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