Phase Tuning in Michelson-Morley Experiments Performed in Vacuum, Assuming Length Contraction

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Title Phase Tuning in Michelson-Morley Experiments Performed in Vacuum, Assuming Length Contraction
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Author(s) Joseph Levy
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Published 2010
Journal ArXiv
No. of pages 7

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Abstract

In agreement with Michelson-Morley experiments performed in vacuum, we show that, assuming the existence of a fundamental aether frame and of a length contraction affecting the material bodies in the direction of the Earth absolute velocity, the light signals, traveling along the arms of the interferometer arrive in phase whatever their orientation, a result which responds to an objection opposed to the non-entrained aether theory. This result constitutes a strong argument in support of length contraction and of the existence of a model of aether non-entrained by the motion of celestial bodies.