BYU

Abstract by Michael Peterson

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Presenter's Name

Michael Peterson

Co-Presenters

None

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

None

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Department

Physics and Astronomy

Faculty Advisor

Scott Bergeson

Title

Designing and Building Laser Locking Mechanisms

Abstract

Dr. Bergeson’s ultracold plasma experiment requires laser frequencies precisely tuned to atomic transitions. This tuning is currently achieved with 18 locking circuits. Some have been built by students while some are commercial devices costing more than $2500. We have designed a circuit which improves upon the previous circuits, with the end result being devices comparable to the commercial products for a fraction of the price.