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Syllabus | Class/Presentation Schedule | Schedule of Experiments | Equipment List

Guided Experiments

Doppler-Free Saturated Absorption Spectroscopy (Laser)
Chaos in an Optoelectronic Feedback System (Fiber Optics)
Isotope Shift of Balmer Series In Hydrogen (Spectrometer)
Mass of Cosmic Ray Muon (Fast-Timing Electronics)
Fabrication of Fullerenes (Materials Fabrication)
Optical Bandgap of Semiconductor (Monochromator)


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance


Temperature Dependence of Diode's Saturation Current - PDF
Blackbody Radiation
Modes and Coherence Length of Diode Laser and/or Open-Cavity Laser
Rubidium Optical Properties - PDF
Quantum Dots (Fabrication and Characterization)*
High-Tc Superconductor (Fabrication and Characterization)*
Laser Microphone - PDF
Zeeman Effect
Raman Spectroscopy - PDF
Johnson Noise/Shot Noise
Lifetime of Minority Carriers In Silicon - PDF
Speed of Light
Doppler Broadening of Sound from Speaker - PDF
Quantum Conductance in Nanowires - PDF
Chaotic Electric Circuit - PDF
Ferroelectric Phase Transition
Optical Tweezers
Leidenfrost Effect
LabVIEW-Based Experiment
Optical Telescope With CCD Detector
Temperature-Dependence of Speed of Sound - PDF
Electronics (e.g., Phase-Locked Loop, Lock-In Amplifier)

Presentation Topic Ideas

  • Lock-In Amplifiers
  • Vibrational Isolation
  • Diode Laser
  • Ion Laser
  • fs-pulsed Ti:Sapph Laser
  • Roughing Pump
  • Turbo Pumps
  • Ion Pumps
  • Magneto-Optic Traps
  • Optical Elements (Beamsplitters, Polarizers, Fibers)
  • Spontaneous Parametric Down Conversion
  • Avalanche Photodiodes
  • Photomultipliers
  • CCD Arrays
  • Least-Squares Curve Fitting
  • Sampling Oscilloscope
  • Fast Fourier Transform
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Time Resolved Spectroscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscope
  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Two Photon Excitation Microscope
  • Thermoelectric Devices
  • Helium Refrigerators

Proposal Guideline