Whispering Gallery Resonators and Tests of Lorentz Invariance

  title={Whispering Gallery Resonators and Tests of Lorentz Invariance},
  author={P. Wolf and M. Tobar and S. Bize and A. Clairon and A. Luiten and G. Santarelli},
  journal={General Relativity and Gravitation},
  • P. Wolf, M. Tobar, +3 authors G. Santarelli
  • Published 2004
  • Physics
  • General Relativity and Gravitation
  • The frequencies of a cryogenic sapphire oscillator and a hydrogen maser are compared to set new constraints on a possible violation of Lorentz invariance. We give a detailed description of microwave resonators operating in Whispering Gallery modes and then apply it to derive explicit models for Lorentz violating effects in our experiment. Models are calculated in the theoretical framework of Robertson, Mansouri and Sexl (RMS) and in the standard model extension (SME) of Kostelecky and co… CONTINUE READING
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