Potential projects/topics: We have a large range of projects, depending on the interests of the students. One involve setting up a transfer cavity lock, and it will entail working with lasers, electronics and FPGAs. Another project is more software based and it is related to improve and extend the control system for our quantum simulator. Another project is helping assembling a new trapped-ion system and characterize a Paul trap. Many other projects might arise, all including optics, lasers, imaging, vacuum, electronics and programming.
Potential skills gained: Depending on the project the fellow will learn a bunch of optics, lasers, imaging, vacuum, electronics and programming.
Required qualifications: E&M is a plus but is not required. Students from P&A, ECE and CS will fit very well but also a CHEM students interested in hands on work will have fun.
Direct mentor: Faculty/P.I., Post-doctorate
Student Project Titles List
Developing a Red Pitaya digital PID controller for trapped ion applications