Class Year

2018

Date

4-27-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Distinguished Thesis

Yes

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Department or Program

Physics

First Advisor

Michael M. Kash

Second Advisor

Nathan Mueggenburg

Third Advisor

R. Scott Schappe

Fourth Advisor

Elizabeth W. Fischer

Abstract

EIT (Electromagnetically Induced Transparency) is a quantum optics phenomenon that occurs under specific conditions during a photon-atom interaction. Under such conditions, slow-light may be produced as a by-product of this effect. The purpose of this research is to adapt previous work on rubidium atoms in vapor cells to lithium atoms in a thermal beam. By doing so, the hope is to better understand the limitations of slow light and produce better results by eliminating atomic collisions within the system.

Language

English


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