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dc.contributor.advisorFry, Edward S.en_US
dc.creatorQu, Xinmeien_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-15T00:08:28Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-16T01:14:15Z
dc.date.available2010-01-15T00:08:28Zen_US
dc.date.available2010-01-16T01:14:15Z
dc.date.created2008-08en_US
dc.date.issued2009-05-15en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-3041
dc.description.abstractThe dissociation of a 199Hg2 dimer prepares an entangled state of two spatially separated 199Hg atoms, each with nuclear spin 1/2, and with zero total electron and nuclear spin angular momenta. This is identical to the entangled state of the two spin 1/2 particles in Bohm’s classic version of the EPR gedankenexperiment. An analysis of the rotational structure of the CD=57HCI=0 band of the D3K+ u (1u)HX1Kg + (0+ g ) transition in Hg2 (natural abundance) is presented. The analysis of the fluorescence excitation spectrum using a dye laser gives the values of the constants BCD=57 and BCI=0 for the excited and ground electronic energy states involved in the transition, respectively. To increase the accuracy of the rotational constants and resolve the fine spectrum of the Hg2, a continuously tunable single longitudinal mode laser with ultra-narrow line-width is needed. Measurements using a narrow line-width alexandrite laser had been attempted and the values of BCD=57 and BCI=0 were determined. To improve the quality of the laser beam and hence the precision of the rotational constants, modifications have been made to the cavity of the alexandrite laser. This provides a possibility for further investigation.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSPECTROSCOPYen_US
dc.titleMercury dimer spectroscopy and an Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experimenten_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKattawar, George W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLaane, Jaanen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSokolov, Alexeien_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


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