31 August 2007 Observation of a significant influence of Earth's motion on the velocity of photons in our terrestrial laboratory
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Proceedings Volume 6664, The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?; 66640K (2007); doi: 10.1117/12.760496
Event: Optical Engineering + Applications, 2007, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
The paper reports the positive results obtained with a stationary Michelson-Morley interferometer operating during two consecutive years (2003-2005) in Bogota, Colombia. After subtracting the environmental periodical effects, there is still a periodic residual that is no longer correlated to the environmental variables. There is, however, a significant correlation between the daily fringe-shift residuals for each month and the velocity of motion of the earth relative to the center of our galaxy at that particular time. This hints to a possible dependence of the velocity of light in our terrestrial laboratory and the velocity of the earth. This result is contrary to the current model for the photon that postulates a constant speed of light. From our data we have calculated the solar velocity consistent with our observations: 500 km/s, right ascension 16h-40 min, declination -75°.
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Héctor A. Múnera, Daniel Hernández-Deckers, Germán Arenas, Edgar Alfonso, "Observation of a significant influence of Earth's motion on the velocity of photons in our terrestrial laboratory", Proc. SPIE 6664, The Nature of Light: What Are Photons?, 66640K (31 August 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.760496; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.760496
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Interferometers

Photons

Galactic astronomy

Motion models

Temperature metrology

Stochastic processes

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