Signatures of Noncommutativity in Bar Detectors of Gravitational Waves

  • S. Gangopadhyay Department of Theoretical Sciences, S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
  • S. Bhattacharyya Department of Physics, West Bengal State University
  • A. Saha Department of Physics, West Bengal State University
Keywords: gravitational waves, noncommutative (NC), NC quantum field theory, NC quantum mechanics


The comparison between the noncommutative length scale √θ and the length variation δL = hL, detected in the GW detectors, indicates that there is a strong possibility to detect the noncommutative structure of space in the GW detector setup. Therefore, we explore how the response of a bar detector gets affected due to the presence of a noncommutative structure of space keeping terms up to the second order in a gravitational wave perturbation (h) in the Hamiltonian. Interestingly, the second-order term in h shows a transition between the ground state and one of the perturbed second excited states that was absent, when the calculation was restricted only to the first order in h.


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How to Cite
Gangopadhyay, S., Bhattacharyya, S., & Saha, A. (2019). Signatures of Noncommutativity in Bar Detectors of Gravitational Waves. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 64(11), 1029.
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