Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department or Program
Michael M. Kash
This thesis investigates the phenomenon of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). This experiment uses a 790 nm diode laser to drive transitions in rubidium atoms. The D1 line of Rubidium was used, which involves the transitions from the 5S1/2 and 5P1/2 hyperfine states. This experiment investigates the effect of the quality of polarization on EIT. Careful techniques were used to improve the quality of the polarization of the laser light.
LaPonte, John, "Electromagnetically Induced Transparency and the Polarization of Laser Light" (2020). Senior Theses.