Alcon LADARVision® 4000: A Manual on Refurbishing the Laser for Use in a Laboratory Environment

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Title:
Alcon LADARVision® 4000: A Manual on Refurbishing the Laser for Use in a Laboratory Environment
Author:
Debolt, Adam Michael
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The LADARVision® 4000 excimer laser was designed and manufactured by Alcon for LASIK surgery procedures. Our lab has repurposed such a laser system for use in an academic, laboratory setting. The ultraviolet (UV) laser beam produced by the system can be used as an ionizer for atom beam detection in atom optics experiments such as atom interferometry. The goal of this project is to build a detector for atoms with higher ionization potentials than those we have detected in past atom interferometry experiments at the University of Arizona. The availability of used LADARVision® 4000 systems has prompted the creation of this manual, which outlines the procedures we used for refurbishing the laser system and the procedures for operating the refurbished system. These details are separated into three main sections: Electrical Systems, Gas Systems, and Software.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Physics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Cronin, Alex

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAlcon LADARVision® 4000: A Manual on Refurbishing the Laser for Use in a Laboratory Environmenten_US
dc.creatorDebolt, Adam Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorDebolt, Adam Michaelen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe LADARVision® 4000 excimer laser was designed and manufactured by Alcon for LASIK surgery procedures. Our lab has repurposed such a laser system for use in an academic, laboratory setting. The ultraviolet (UV) laser beam produced by the system can be used as an ionizer for atom beam detection in atom optics experiments such as atom interferometry. The goal of this project is to build a detector for atoms with higher ionization potentials than those we have detected in past atom interferometry experiments at the University of Arizona. The availability of used LADARVision® 4000 systems has prompted the creation of this manual, which outlines the procedures we used for refurbishing the laser system and the procedures for operating the refurbished system. These details are separated into three main sections: Electrical Systems, Gas Systems, and Software.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCronin, Alex-
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