Rahul and Cornelia made an appearance in a video highlighting summer research at Denison.
After a successful tenure review, Dr. Olmschenk is officially promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure).
Welcome to new IQO lab members Cornelia and Rahul!
Patrick graduates from Denison University! Congratulations! He also appeared in a video where graduating seniors share some reflections on their time at Denison, and plans for the future.
Dr. Olmschenk is awarded a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation! The grant is distributed over five years, and includes support for permanent equipment, supplies, undergraduate student researchers, and curricular development.
Patrick is awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! Congratulations Patrick!
Paper on optogalvanic spectroscopy of La III published in Physical Review A.
Preprint on optogalvanic spectroscopy of La III on the arXiv.
Jessie, Amanda, and Patrick present recent progress in the IQO lab at DAMOP poster sessions in Sacramento, CA.
Jessie and Amanda graduate from Denison University! Congratulations!
Paper on laser ablation production of ions published in Applied Physics B.
Preprint on laser ablation production of ions on the arXiv.
Amanda, Jessie, and Patrick present posters on their research at Denison's Summer Science Research Symposium.
Trapped and laser-cooled barium ions.
Welcome to new IQO lab members Amanda, Jessie, and Patrick!
Patrick and Zach graduate from Denison University! Congratulations!
Auxiliary vacuum chamber to test ion production by laser ablation assembled.
Nobel Laureate Dr. Bill Phillips visits Denison, presenting “Time, Einstein, and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe” to a packed house. He also met with classes, and engaged in discussions with students, faculty, and the community the following day.
Kristina and Patrick present progress from the lab at DAMOP poster sessions.
Welcome to new IQO lab member Zach, and welcome back Patrick!
Liz, Kristina, and Jackie graduate from Denison University! Congratulations!
SHG cavity locked, producing blue light.
Four research students in the IQO lab this semester! Welcome back Patrick, Liz, Kristina, and Jackie.
The vacuum chamber is fully assembled (and baked), with pressure measured at about 10-11 torr.
Electron gun tested and ready.
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!
Patrick presents progress on spectroscopy in the hollow-cathode lamp at the Ohio College Research Symposium, held at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Welcome to new IQO lab members Liz, Jackie, and Patrick!
Nick, Brad, and Eric graduate from Denison University! Congratulations!
Dr. Olmschenk has been awarded a Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement!
Three students in the lab this semester as independent study students. Welcome back Brad and Nick, and welcome to new IQO member Eric!
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.
Dr. Olmschenk has been awarded a grant from the Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Program!
After some careful tuning of the ECDL, laser absorption in iodine was observed.
With just a few hundred volts and a few milliamps, we have a discharge ignited in the hollow cathode lamp.
Brad Bedacht and Nick Theisen have joined the IQO group (officially a few weeks ago). Welcome Brad and Nick!
The first extended-cavity diode laser is operational!
Our custom surface-mount photodiode amplifier boards are in the process of being assembled and tested.
Spring semester at Denison begins. Dr. Olmschenk is teaching Physics 200: Modern Physics, and Physics 122: General Physics II (with an associated lab section).
Research group website goes live! Check back often for the latest news with the IQO group at Denison University.
Fall semester at Denison begins. Dr. Olmschenk is teaching Physics 211: Electronics (and associated lab), plus a section of the Physics 121 lab.
Strut channel and fittings have arrived, and construction of the equipment rack above the optical table has begun.
Arrival at Denison!