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14th Day of Christmas: Wavelength Meter

This Advent during the 24 days leading up to Christmas I thought it would be fun to have a quick introduction of scientific apparatus, in particular tools used in atomic physics research. This is a way to say thanks to their hard work for our research, and a look at how many things are really needed to make a laboratory work!

Wavelength Meter

On many occasions we need to know the absolute wavelength of the light of a laser, for example when stabilizing the laser with an optical reference cavity. The wavelength meter is one of the tools to do that measurement to pretty good accuracy.

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