Week 6

Today was spent setting up my laser, AOM and photodetectors. I read a lab manual on how to use an AOM, and I wanted to perform the demos it suggested. Unfortunately I could not find information on how to hook up the AOM. I need to ask Marty for help in hooking up the driver to it. The photodetectors are mounted to sliding tracks, so I can adjust them. The AOM has z axis freedom and can rotate in the x/y plane. One of the frequencies should emerge off center of the original transmission angle.

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