Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Spring 2019

Document Type


Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors



First Advisor

Jun Ye


The first generation Ultracold Strontium Optical Lattice Clock has achieved an uncertainty on the order of 10^-18 using a 1D optical lattice. The next generation clock is now being constructed with the goal of achieving uncertainties on the 10^-19 level. To achieve this goal, the system will be upgraded to a 3D optical lattice and new apparatus is being built with lower noise and better compatibility with this new system. This thesis discusses the design and construction of the current driving system for the magnetic fields in the experiment. It also presents the design, construction, and testing of the magnetic fields of the Magneto-Optical Trap. Lastly, it analyzes the noise of the generated magnetic fields in the experiment to confirm they commit to the low noise goal of the next generation experiment.