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Gas Discharge Lamps – A Requiem
(20180427)Almost a century has passed since the introduction into the market of gas discharge lamps for general lighting in the form of fluorescent lamps, made possible by the discovery of phosphors able to convert ultraviolet (UV) ... 
He 1s2s Energies
(20140117)This Mathematica notebook demonstrates how to calculate fairly accurate He energy levels using undergraduate level quantum mechanics. It is intended to accompany the manuscript "Accurate Binding Energy of the He Atom with ... 
He 1s^2 Pertubation Theory
(20130902)This Mathematica notebook accompanies the paper "Accurate Binding Energy of the He Atom with Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics". The notebook contains the calculations described in that paper. 
High energy density plasma simulations using ultracold neutral plasmas
(20180427)Stronglycoupled Coulomb systems are typically fluidlike plasmas characterized by the ratio of the nearestneighbor electrical potential energy to the average kinetic energy. When this ratio is near unity, the plasmas are ... 
How I Became a NonChemist
(20180427)Some scientists direct their careers with laser focus to answer a small set of questions. Others wander around like a trapped photon. I will tell the story about how a plasma physicist ended up studying combustion chemistry, ... 
Jim Lawler's Science: Above and Below the HLine
(20180427)This presentation gives an overview of Jim Lawler's career, focusing on a few of his important contributions to science. 
JimFest Overview
(20180427)Overview of the 2018 Wisconsin Atomic Spectroscopy Seminar in honor of Prof. James E. Lawler. Includes biographical information and the scientific program. 
Measurements of branching fractions using Fourier transform and grating spectroscopy
(20180430)The measurement of lifetimes using laserinduced fluorescence at the University of WisconsinMadison has been one of the most productive experiments in the measurement of atomic spectroscopic data. The NIST bibliographic ... 
NonDegenerate FourWave Mixing through Rydberg States in a MOT
(20070702)In this work, we use a threephoton nearresonant process in a lasercooled Rb vapor to achieve phasematched fourwave mixing using an intermediate Rydberg state. Rydberg atoms in the 36D5/2 state are efficiently produced ... 
Physics Challenges for SpinExchange Optical Pumping of He3
(20090528)Presentation given at the "Physics and Applications of Polarized Noble Gases" workshop at the University of Virginia, May 19, 2009. 
A Portable SERF Magnetometer for Biomagnetic Measurements
(20090910)Recent developments on the UW SERF magnetometer. 
A Portable Ultrasensitive SERF Atomic Magnetometer for Biomagnetic Measurements
(20070702)We present a portable Rb cell atomic magnetometer suited for biomagnetic measurements. Working in the spinexchange relaxation free regime, we demonstrate an initial white noise floor of 60 fT/sqrt {Hz}. We show an adult ... 
A Portable Ultrasensitive SERF Atomic Magnetometer for Biomagnetic Measurements
(20090910)We present a portable Rb cell atomic magnetometer suited for biomagnetic measurements. Working in the spinexchange relaxation free regime, we demonstrate an initial white noise floor of 60 fT$/\sqrt {Hz} $. We show an ... 
RayTrace
(19980313)This applet traces paraxial light rays through a userspecified system of up to 12 ideal thin lenses and apertures, allowing many simple optical instruments to be modelled. Three examples are given: coupling of light from ... 
Six Lines to Tell a Story
(20180427)In this talk, I will highlight a recently completed investigation into a challenge brought against our earlier work on vanadium. The discrepancy between six transition probabilities and its resolution touches on several ... 
Small Angle Xray Scattering from Protein Solutions
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Spectroscopic study of the 7p J=1/2 and 7p J=3/2 states in neutral cesium133
(20180427)I will start with a few observations of connections between spectroscopy and other (seemingly unrelated) research topics, then focus on Doppler free spectroscopy on the 7p J=1/2 and 7p J=3/2 states in neutral cesium133. ... 
Transition Probabilities for Neutral Cerium from Boltzmann Analysis of Fourier Transform Spectra
(20180427)Poster presentation on Cerium transition probabilities 
Ultrasensitive Atomic Magnetometers
(20090910)We have developed a novel, smallvolume portable singlechannel atomic biomagnetometer and have used it to detect adult MCG signals. The cryogenicfree magnetometer has sufficiently high sensitivity (20 fT/rt(Hz)) that ... 
UW Laboratory Astrophysics
(20180427)In this talk I will describe the laboratory astrophysics program of the Jim Lawler group at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, focusing on the laboratory techniques and instruments used for the measurement of transition ...