Precise Laser Control to Excite Electrons in Rb
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Precise control of a laser diode’s wavelength is necessary for atomic research. A laser housing is used to provide precise mechanical control of the wavelength. Typically, these housings are either commercially purchased or milled from metal. We also designed a 3D printed housing for a laser tunable at 1015 nm whose performance was tested using atomic spectroscopy and found to be comparable to the metal housing while being a fraction of the cost. We also used atomic transitions to confirm the laser properties of a commercially purchased laser tunable at 1529 nm through a process called Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT).
Dr. Erik Brekke, Physics
undergraduate, research, collaboration, physics, 3d printing, laser housing
Hennes, Logan, "Precise Laser Control to Excite Electrons in Rb" (2021). Student Presentations. 23.