The Response of Test Masses to Gravitational Waves in the Coordinates of a Local Observer

  title={The Response of Test Masses to Gravitational Waves in the Coordinates of a Local Observer},
  author={Malik Rakhmanov},
A Theresponseoflaserinterferom etersto gravitationalwaveshasbeen calculated in a num berofdi(cid:11)erentways,particularly in the transverse-tracelessand the local Lorentz gauges. At (cid:12)rst sight, it would appear that these calculations lead to di(cid:11)erentresultswhen theseparation between thetestm assesbecom escom parableto thewavelength ofthegravitationalwave.In thispaperthisdiscrepancy isresolved. W e describe the response offree test m asses to plane gravitationalwaves in the… 
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