Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Physics

Keywords

Physics, Nuclear physics, Trace analysis, Radioactive dating, Krypton-Dating, Frequency multipliers, Lasers in physics, Krypton-Effect of lasers on, Atomic physics, Radiokrypton dating, Nuclear proliferation, Frequency quadrupled, Ti-sapphire laser

Abstract

Calculations are done to determine the specifications for an optical build up cavity which will produce the largest fraction of metastable krypton atoms using a two-photon transition with 215 nm light. Four different models are used from constant intensity and root-mean-square velocity to gaussian intensity and Maxwell speed distribution. A Ti:Sapphire laser is operated and internally stabilized. The theory of sub-Doppler spectroscopy is discussed.

Language

English

Comments

31 pages : color illustrations. Honors project-Smith College, 2015. Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-31)

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