Ion Quantum Optics

Archived News

2015.07.21
Redesigned, and much improved, SHG cavity in operation. Special thanks to David Hanneke at Amherst College for discussing his cavity optimization calculations!

2015.06.10-11
Kristina and Patrick present progress from the lab at DAMOP poster sessions.

2015.05.18
Welcome to new IQO lab member Zach, and welcome back Patrick!

2015.05.16
Liz, Kristina, and Jackie graduate from Denison University! Congratulations!

2015.04.11
SHG cavity locked, producing blue light.

2015.01.19
Four research students in the IQO lab this semester! Welcome back Patrick, Liz, Kristina, and Jackie.

2015.01.19
The vacuum chamber is fully assembled (and baked), with pressure measured at about 10-11 torr.

2014.10.09
Electron gun tested and ready.

2014.09.01
Two independent study students in the lab this semester, and one senior researcher. Welcome back Patrick and Jackie, and welcome to new IQO lab member Kristina!

2014.07.25
Patrick presents progress on spectroscopy in the hollow-cathode lamp at the Ohio College Research Symposium, held at Ohio Wesleyan University.

2014.05.19
Welcome to new IQO lab members Liz, Jackie, and Patrick!

2014.05.17
Nick, Brad, and Eric graduate from Denison University! Congratulations!

2014.03.01
Dr. Olmschenk has been awarded a Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement!

2014.01.20
Three students in the lab this semester as independent study students. Welcome back Brad and Nick, and welcome to new IQO member Eric!

2013.11.16
The entire IQO lab attended the Midwest Cold Atom Workshop at Purdue University, with Brad and Nick giving a poster presentation on the progress in the lab.

2013.08.26
Dr. Olmschenk has been awarded a grant from the Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Program!

2013.07.15
After some careful tuning of the ECDL, laser absorption in iodine was observed.

2013.05.21
With just a few hundred volts and a few milliamps, we have a discharge ignited in the hollow cathode lamp.

2013.04.21
Brad Bedacht and Nick Theisen have joined the IQO group (officially a few weeks ago). Welcome Brad and Nick!

2013.03.17
The first extended-cavity diode laser is operational!

2013.02.16
Our custom surface-mount photodiode amplifier boards are in the process of being assembled and tested.

2013.01.14
Spring semester at Denison begins. Dr. Olmschenk is teaching Physics 200: Modern Physics, and Physics 122: General Physics II (with an associated lab section).

2012.11.08
First laser cavities have been machined. Special thanks to the Steck group at the University of Oregon for producing a great design, and making the specs public!

2012.09.25
Research group website goes live! Check back often for the latest news with the IQO group at Denison University.

2012.08.27
Fall semester at Denison begins. Dr. Olmschenk is teaching Physics 211: Electronics (and associated lab), plus a section of the Physics 121 lab.

2012.08.24
Strut channel and fittings have arrived, and construction of the equipment rack above the optical table has begun.

2012.08.01
Arrival at Denison!

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Funding: Army Research Office; Research Corporation; Denison University