A laboratory test of the isotropy of light propagation at the 10−17 level

  title={A laboratory test of the isotropy of light propagation at the 10−17 level},
  author={Christian Eisele and Alexander Yu. Nevsky and Stephen J. Schiller},
  journal={CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference},
  • C. EiseleA. NevskyS. Schiller
  • Published 28 August 2009
  • Physics
  • CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference
Local Lorentz Invariance (LI) is a postulate of today's theories of the fundamental interactions. Theoretical work towards a unified theory suggests that LI may only be an approximate symmetry. This motivates experimental tests of LI with increased sensitivity. One aspect of LI is isotropy, the independence of the results of any local experiment from its orientation in space. We report on the results of a strongly improved test of the isotropy of light propagation (Michelson-Morley-type… 

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