Dissipative Control and Imaging of Cold Atoms

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dc.contributor.advisor Steck, Daniel en_US
dc.contributor.author Thorn, Jeremy en_US
dc.creator Thorn, Jeremy en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-26T04:08:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-26T04:08:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/12474
dc.description.abstract We present an all-optical one-way barrier for cold rubidium 87 atoms. Along with the basic theory on how the barrier works, we describe the experimental setup and demonstrate an actual realization of the barrier. Such a barrier appears at first glance to violate the second law of thermodynamics; we examine that law and show explicitly that it is not violated for a general class of one-way barriers including our particular realization. As our lab is going to continue on to a different set of experiments requiring very sensitive imaging techniques, we finish with the development and application of a theory for comparing electron-multiplying charge-coupled device (EMCCD) cameras. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.rights All Rights Reserved. en_US
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dc.title Dissipative Control and Imaging of Cold Atoms en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US

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