Added note:

There is an excellent audio talk and notes by Chiao from the ITP website:

http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/qo02/chiao/

This is from 2002 but Chiao discusses the HFGW experiment at the end. The whole talk is worthwhile. AD should note Chiao's dismissal of the Podkletnov effect.

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BTW for anyone interested in the conceptual basis for Chiao's work, this paper from 2002 is a good place to start:

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0208024

One of the conceptual tensions between quantum mechanics (QM) and general relativity (GR) arises from the clash between the spatial nonseparability of entangled states in QM, and the complete spatial separability of all physical systems in GR, i.e., between the nonlocality implied by the superposition principle, and the locality implied by the equivalence principle.

Experimental consequences of this conceptual tension will be explored for macroscopically coherent quantum fluids, such as superconductors, superfluids, and atomic Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs), subjected to tidal and Lense-Thirring fields arising from gravitational radiation.

A Meissner-like effect is predicted, in which the Lense-Thirring field is expelled from the bulk of a quantum fluid.

Superconductors are predicted to be macroscopic quantum gravitational antennas and transducers, which can directly convert upon reflection a beam of quadrupolar electromagnetic radiation into gravitational radiation, and vice versa, and thus serve as both sources and receivers of gravitational waves. An estimate of the transducer conversion efficiency on the order of unity comes out of the Ginzburg-Landau theory for an extreme type II, dissipationless superconductor with minimal coupling to weak gravitational and electromagnetic radiation fields, whose frequency is smaller than the BCS gap frequency, thus satisfying the quantum adiabatic theorem.

The concept of ``the impedance of free space for gravitational plane waves'' is introduced, and leads to a natural impedance-matching process, in which the two kinds of radiation fields are impedance-matched to each other around a hundred coherence lengths beneath the surface of the superconductor.

A simple, Hertz-like experiment has been performed to test these ideas, and preliminary results will be reported.