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Table of Contents



Acknowledgements
Instructions for Completing Laboratory Reports


I.

The Helium-Neon Laser

II.

The Michelson Interferometer

III.

The Acousto-Optic Modulator and Optical Heterodyning

IV.

The Electron Charge-to-Mass Ratio e/m

V.

The Geiger-Müller Tube and Poisson Statistics

VI.

Gamma Ray Spectroscopy with NaI(T) and Ge(Li) Detectors

VII.

Nuclear Half-Life Measurements

VIII.

Angular Correlation of Pair Annihilation Gamma Rays

IX.

Speed of Pair Annihilation Gamma Rays

X.

Superconductivity of Sn at 3.7 K and YBa 2Cu3O7 at 77K

XI.

High Resolution Optical Spectroscopy

XII.

Atomic Hydrogen and Deuterium Spectra: The Mass of the Deuteron

XIII.

Laser Induced Fluorescence of the Uranyl Ion in Autunite

XIV.

Zeeman Effect in Atomic Mercury: Measurement of Atomic g-factors

XV.

Spectroscopy of the Solar Photosphere and the Earth's Atmosphere

XVI.

Doppler Shift and Zeeman Effect Spectroscopy of the Solar Photosphere

XVII.

Optogalvanic and Absorption Spectroscopy with a 670 nm Diode Laser

XVIII.

Doppler-Free Saturated Absorption Spectroscopy of Iodine and Sodium Using a Tunable Ring Dye Laser

XIX.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance with a 300 MHz Fourier Transform Spectrometer

XX.

Independent Project in Experimental Modern Physics



Appendix A: Fundamental Constants and Conversion Factors





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