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  • Accurate determination of gravitational gradients by measurement of the Einsteinshift caused interference of lasers

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    • J. Leupen



    Federal Republic of Germany




    It is proposed to construct a Michelson and Moreley Configuration of two lasers connected to each other by means of a wire of several kilometers length. By placing the two lasers in a gravitational field? with the connectionwire stretched in the direction of the gradient of the field, the lasers will experience a difference in gravitational caused accelleration. The lasers are positioned in such a way that only one laser is affected by the Einsteinshift. In the common beam, interference will occur, resulting in light intensity fluctuations which will be recorded by a lightcell. Limitations and application possibilities of this experiment are further discussed.