Shannon Mayer
X-ray laserTunable diode laser absorption spectroscopyMagnetoAbsorption spectroscopyOpticsPhysicsSemiconductor laser theoryEnergy policyHyperfine structureElectromagnetically induced transparencySociologyBeam (structure)Excited stateAtomic physicsLight beamMaterials scienceThermal physicsEfficient energy useLegislationCourse (navigation)GratingScience policySaturated absorption spectroscopyOptic trapSocial justiceRubidium atomStrong couplingBlue lightSpectroscopyCollimated lightCurriculumOptoelectronicsPhysics educationLaserRubidiumEngineering ethicsAbsorption (electromagnetic radiation)Solid-state lightingQuantum opticsDiodeExcitationUltrafast laser spectroscopy
Publications 10
#1Marcus Kienlen (UP: University of Portland)H-Index: 1
#2Noah T. HolteH-Index: 1
Last. Shannon MayerH-Index: 3
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We describe an experiment for generating and characterizing a beam of collimated blue light (CBL) in a rubidium vapor. Two low-power, grating-feedback diode lasers, operating at 780.2 nm (5S1/2→5P3/2) and 776.0 nm (5P3/2→5D5/2), respectively, provide step-wise excitation to the 5D excited state in rubidium. Under the right experimental conditions, cascade decay through the 6P excited state will yield a collimated blue (420-nm) beam of light with high temporal and spatial coherence. We investigat...
The challenges associated with the development of innovative energy efficient technology require a new generation of skilled and creative scientists and engineers. Moreover, it is vital that they possess the ability to communicate their expertise to the general public and to serve as advisors and participants in the development of science policy. This paper describes a curriculum for a course in optics that investigates the physical principles and policy aspects of solid state lighting. Recent l...
We investigate ladder-type electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in rubidium gas. The theoretical absorption profile of a weak probe laser beam at 780.2nm (5S1∕2→5P3∕2) is modeled in the presence of a strong coupling laser beam at 776.0nm (5P3∕2→5D5∕2) and the absorption transparency window is characterized. We use two grating-feedback diode lasers and observe EIT experimentally in rubidium and compare the results to the theory. This experiment brings quantum optics into the advanced un...
#1Abraham OlsonH-Index: 6
#2Evan CarlsonH-Index: 1
Last. Shannon MayerH-Index: 3
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We describe an experiment for investigating the 5S1∕2→5D5∕2 two-photon transition in rubidium using a single grating-feedback diode laser operating at 778.1nm (385THz). Continuous tuning of the laser frequency over 4GHz allows for the clear resolution of the Doppler-free spectral features and allows accurate measurement of the hyperfine ground-state splitting. A direct comparison between Doppler-broadened and Doppler-free spectral features is possible because both are distinctly evident in the t...
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