Welcome to my Physics 335, Intermediate Lab, web page.  Listed below are the experiments that I have done/ in the process of doing this semester.  Click on the individual experiment links to view my progress and results.

Now that this class is over, I can properly express my feelings about it.  This class was the bane of my existence during the spring of my junior year.  Yes, it should have been really interesting, and yes, it should have been a lot of fun.  However, it wasn't.  Between experiments that were exact duplicates of previous years (and our major resources for these was previous web pages) in which we had no idea what we were doing even when we finished the experiment (see dual-photon abs.) and experiments that had not been done before and as a result only one of which worked right (eventually, see quantum well semiconductor), I can't imagine why it wasn't an interesting class.  Not to mention the fact that we were privileged enough to "publish" over a well respected, admired, and always accurate medium: the internet.  I'll try and hold back my enthusiasm.  For those unfortunate enough to be in this class in the future, if things haven't changed significantly, here's little hint.  Copy and paste past web pages.  It'll save you a lot of time and annoyance.

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Resonant frequencies of rigid rods

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Semiconductor diode lasers

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Saturated Absorption

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Dual-Photon Absorption

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Quantum Wells in semiconductors

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Final Project: Interferometry

 

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