Alcon LADARVision® 4000: A Manual on Refurbishing the Laser for Use in a Laboratory Environment
PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe LADARVision® 4000 excimer laser was designed and manufactured by Alcon for LASIK surgery procedures. Our lab has repurposed such a laser system for use in an academic, laboratory setting. The ultraviolet (UV) laser beam produced by the system can be used as an ionizer for atom beam detection in atom optics experiments such as atom interferometry. The goal of this project is to build a detector for atoms with higher ionization potentials than those we have detected in past atom interferometry experiments at the University of Arizona. The availability of used LADARVision® 4000 systems has prompted the creation of this manual, which outlines the procedures we used for refurbishing the laser system and the procedures for operating the refurbished system. These details are separated into three main sections: Electrical Systems, Gas Systems, and Software.
Degree ProgramHonors College