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

@inproceedings{Rakhmanov2004TheRO, title={The Response of Test Masses to Gravitational Waves in the Coordinates of a Local Observer}, author={Malik Rakhmanov}, year={2004} }

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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