Albert Einstein Institute 10 m Prototype

The AEI 10 m Prototype Facility is a laboratory located in in Hannover, Germany which will host an ultra-low noise 10 m interferometer for prototyping new technology for gravitational wave detectors.


  • LVK Poster Prize awarded to Matteo Carlassara

    Congratulations to our PhD student Matteo Carlassara on winning the best poster at the 2023 September LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA (LVK) meeting held in Toyama, Japan! His poster “Balanced Homodyne Detection at the AEI 10 m prototype: status update” was selected as the best on an experiment/instrumentation topic among a total of more than 100 posters. It outline…

  • Fibre welding machine delivered!

    Fibre welding machine delivered!

    The Sub-SQL Interferometer is a step closer to realisation with the delivery of our fibre welding machine, the output of a collaborative project with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena and funded by Center of Excellence Quantum Frontiers. To ensure that the Sub-SQL Interferometer is not limited in sensitivity…

  • Janis Wöhler defends PhD

    Congratulations to Janis Wöhler for completing his PhD! Janis’ thesis was titled “Direct measurement of coating thermal noise at the AEI 10m Prototype” which was centred around work on the thermal noise interferometer (TNI). Janis was able to bring the noise of the TNI to a level of 1 · 10⁻¹⁸ m/√Hz and successfully measured…