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Leoni laser cables used in measuring gravitational waves

Time:2016-7-14 16:59:26


Company Name: LEONI Cable (China) Co., Ltd.

Booth Number: 1A13-19

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Leoni, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, supported finding the evidence for gravitational waves with special optical fiber cables in a joint project with Laser Zentrum Hannover. An international team of researchers succeeded in showing the collision of two black holes on the basis of gravitational waves, thereby providing the first metrological evidence. The Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics Hannover (Albert Einstein Institute), the Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) and the neoLASE GmbH were significantly involved. The laser head used in the measuring equipment was developed and built by Laser Zentrum Hannover and fitted with assembled special cables from Leoni’s Business Unit Fiber Optics.

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