May 11, 2021  
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PHYS 433 - Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics


Description:
Students in the course will learn and apply some of the conceptual principles and fundamental laboratory techniques of atomic, molecular, and optical physics. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Course will be offered on even numbered years (Spring).

Prerequisites:
Prerequisites: PHYS 318 and PHYS 333, or permission of instructor.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Design, set up, and evaluate an accurately aligned multi- component optical system
  • Interpret the results of a modulation spectroscopy measurement
  • Set up and test the frequency locking of an external cavity diode laser
  • Set up, operate, and evaluate the performance of a magneto-optical trap
  • Measure the properties of a sub- micron scale object using an optical trap (optical tweezers)
  • Test the predictions of quantum mechanics using a CHSH formulation
  • Formulate a high temperature superconductor and perform and interpret measurements of the sample
  • Evaluate material properties using positron annihilation spectroscopy
  • Measure and interpret physical properties using an NMR apparatus



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