Type of Thesis
Ultracold dipolar molecules present many new and novel properties for studying the quantum dynamics of many-body physics. In particular, large electric dipole moments found in polar molecules can be tuned with external electric fields which provide for precise control over dipole-dipole interactions. JILA's second generation ultracold KRb molecule experiment provides new capabilities for applying external electric fields. Generating these fields requires several stable high-voltage sources in order to precisely control the transitions in ultracold dipolar molecules. This thesis will discuss my work towards creating stable high-voltage sources to be used in the second generation KRb apparatus.
Shaw, Jamie, "External Electric Fields: A New Tool for Controlling Ultracold Polar Molecules" (2015). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 970.