Mentor: Mike Noel
Much of the work in our lab requires lasers maintain exactly the same wavelength for hours at a time. The current circuit we use to keep the lasers steady, which we call “locking” the lasers, do not work exceedingly well and are often hard to keep locked. My work this summer will be focused around designing, building, troubleshooting, and implementing a better locking circuit. By the end of the summer, I will have integrated my new circuit into the current locking scheme and ensured that it is, in fact, an improvement on the old circuits.