Tests of Relativity by Complementary Rotating Michelson-Morley Experiments

H. Muller, Paul Stanwix, Michael Tobar, Eugene Ivanov, P. Wolf, S. Herrman, A. Senger, E. Kovalchuk, A. Peters

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Abstract

We report relativity tests based on data from two simultaneous Michelson-Morley experiments, spanning a period of more than 1 yr. Both were actively rotated on turntables. One (in Berlin, Germany) uses optical Fabry-Perot resonators made of fused silica; the other (in Perth, Australia) uses microwave whispering-gallery sapphire resonators. Within the standard model extension, we obtain simultaneous limits on Lorentz violation for electrons (5 coefficients) and photons (8) at levels down to 10(-16), improved by factors between 3 and 50 compared to previous work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)online - approx 5-20pp
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume99
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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