Accession Number : ADA308097

Title :   Experimental Apparatus for a Multi-Purpose Laser/Optics Laboratory (Laser/Optics Research Lab).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 30 Sep 93-30 Aug 94,

Corporate Author : TENNESSEE STATE UNIV NASHVILLE DEPT OF PHYSICS MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIEN CE

Personal Author(s) : Hull, Patricia G.

PDF Url : ADA308097

Report Date : 29 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The grant provided state of the art experimental apparatus for measuring the scattering of polarized light, and supplemented existing equipment to enable faculty and students at TSU to carry out experiments in ionization spectroscopy. The light scattering apparatus we purchased allowed us to add an important experimental component to our successful theoretical research program for the Office of Naval Research (Environmental Optics). Much of the equipment, optical components, and detectors are multipurpose and are used with both the scattering apparatus and the spectroscopy set up. Ongoing experiments using the light scattering equipment include the measurement of the Mueller matrix elements for marine micro-organisms. A student, now in graduate school, used tunable diode laser to measure hyperfine splitting the 5 2Ssub 1/2 and 52Psub 3/2 states of the isotopes of 35Rb87 and 37Rb87.

Descriptors :   *SPECTROMETERS, *SCATTEROMETERS, LIGHT SCATTERING, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, POLARIZATION, TUNABLE LASERS, SPECTROSCOPY, SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, IONIZATION, MULTIPURPOSE, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE