Student Thesis Archive

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2020

2019

2018

2016

  • Dan Crunkleton, “Strong Field Ionization of Neutral Strongly-Coupled Plasmas in a Gas Jet ,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, April 2016).
  • Alex Erikson, “Dual Species Magneto Optical Trap: A Fusion Analogue,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Capstone, December 2016).
  • M. E. Gold Dahl, “Determining the Accuracy of a Partially-Stabilized Frequency Comb,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, April 2016).
  • Nicholas Harrison, “Radius and Intensity Dependence of Laser Plasma Expansion,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, April 2016).

2015

  • Curtis Koelling, “Dust Mitigation Project: An Experimental Evaluation of the Metal Fluoride Trap,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Capstone, June 2015).
  • Abigail Wilkins, “Developing A Diagnostic For Measuring The Density Of Ultracold Neutral Plasmas,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, September 2015).
  • Daniel Woodbury, “Construction of a Compact Two-Dimensional Magneto-Optical Trap for a Cold Calcium Beam,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, April 2015).

2014

2013

2012

2010

2009

  • Alex Booth, “Velocity Distribution of an Atomic Beam Created by Laser Induced Back Ablation,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, December 2009).
  • Miriam Conde, “Microwave Interferometry In Laser Stabilization,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, April 2009).

2008

2004

  • Matthew Cannon, “A Prototype Resistive Plate Chamber for Muon Radiography,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson, Richard Schirato (LANL) (Senior Thesis, April 2004).
  • Bonnie McLaughlin, “Creating a High Power, Laser Diode End-Pumped cw Green Laser: Cheap Green Photons,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, March 2004).

2002

  • Peter Bradford, “Constructing a Pulsed Amplifier for a Tunable Diode Laser,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, August 2002).
  • Daniel W. Farrell (Jr.), “Single-Frequency 397 nm Diode Laser for Ca+ Spectroscopy,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, April 2002).
  • Brian Hansen, “Measuring Changes in Indices of Refraction with Respect to Temperature in Birefringent Crystals,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, December 2002).
  • Andrew D. Ludlow, “Thermal Self Locking Measurements of Two Photon Absorption in Potassium Niobate,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, April 2002).
  • Nathan C. Moody, “Construction and Testing of a Low-Finesse Fabry-Perot Interferometer for use in Atomic Spectroscopy,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, August 2002).

2001

  • Kathryn A. Jensen, “Laser Tracking Using Closed Loop Feedback Control,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Senior Thesis, April 2001).

1999

  • Angela Johnson, “Calculations of the Calcium 4s4p1P10 Radiative Lifetime via Molecular Spectroscopy of the Diatomic B1SigmaU+ State,” Advisor: Scott Bergeson (Honors Thesis, June 1999).