Megan and Aedan awarded NDSEG fellowships!

Congratulations to Megan and Aedan, who were both selected for the prestigious and selective National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship program!


Both experiments achieve major milestones

Only a month and a half after moving into our brand new lab space both the strontium optical lattice clock experiment and the nitrogen-vacancy center experiment have achieved some major milestones!

On the strontium clock our blue master laser is now stably locked to our strontium heat pipe. Here’s the first error signal from sideband saturated absorption spectroscopy of the heat pipe, taken by Xin:

In addition, the last of the components of the vacuum apparatus were ordered, and we have finalized the design for our MOT coils:

On the NV center experiment we observed both coherent Rabi flopping of single NV electron spins and g2 photon anti-bunching for the first time this week!

In other news, a “Lab News” page has been added to the group website, which will be occasionally (and almost certainly somewhat inconsistently) updated with exciting developments such as these…