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dc.contributor.authorPhilippson, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.otherQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Theses (Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.))en
dc.date2007-10-03 17:17:56.841en
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-26T19:04:23Z
dc.date.available2007-10-26T19:04:23Z
dc.date.issued2007-10-26T19:04:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/885
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy) -- Queen's University, 2007-10-03 17:17:56.841en
dc.description.abstractExperimental and theoretical progress has been made toward the production and manipulation of novel atomic and molecular states. The design, construction and characterization of a driver for an acousto-optic modulator is presented which achieves a maximum diffraction efficiency of 54 % at 200 MHz, using a commercial modulator. A novel design is presented for a highly sensitive optical spectrum analyzer for displaying laser mode structure in real time. Utilizing programmable microcontrollers to read data from a CMOS image sensor illuminated by the diffraction pattern from a Fabry-Perot interferometer, this device can operate with beam powers as low as 3.3 micro-watts, at a fraction of the cost of equivalent products. Computational results are presented analyzing the behaviour of a model quantum system in the vicinity of an avoided crossing. The results are compared with calculations based on the Landau-Zener formula, with discussion of its limitations. Further computational work is focused on simulating expected conditions in the implementation of the STIRAP technique for coherent control of atoms and molecules in the beam experiment. The work presented provides tools to further the aim of producing large, mono-energetic populations of heavy Rydberg systems.en
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectRydberg stateen
dc.subjectOptical spectrum analyzeren
dc.subjectAcousto-optic modulatoren
dc.subjectAdiabatic theoremen
dc.subjectCoherent population trappingen
dc.subjectSTIRAPen
dc.titleDevelopment of Optoelectronic Devices and Computational Tools for the Production and Manipulation of Heavy Rydberg Systemsen
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dc.description.degreeMasteren
dc.contributor.supervisorShiell, Ralphen
dc.contributor.supervisorFraser, James M.en
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics, Engineering Physics and Astronomyen


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