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Undergraduate Research Projects -- 2012-2013 -- Martin Group

External Cavity Diode Laser

UW undergraduates have designed, built, and tested much of the unique experimental apparatus we use in our research program . For example, to the right is a prototype external diode laser system built by J. Keller, an undergraduate student working in our group. These diode lasers are used to cool rubidium atoms to 100 microkelvin above absolute zero.

There are currently several Fourth Year Projects (Phys 437) available for students interested in experimental laser physics. These projects provide valuable experience in a variety of practical areas (vacuum technology, machining, electronics, optics etc...) and an exposure to modern experimental physics.

We constantly have ideas for new projects, so it is best to get in contact. However, the following listing gives an idea of the types of projects:

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