Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Spring 2015

Document Type

Thesis

Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Deborah Jin

Second Advisor

Jun Ye

Abstract

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.

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