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Low-Cost Coincidence Counting Apparatus For Single Photon Optics Investigations
written by Mark F. Masters, Tanner Heral, and Kakathi Tummala
We have recently started investigating single photon experiments for our advanced laboratory and quantum mechanics classes. For a small department, the expenses of much of the apparatus is daunting. As such, we look for places where we can reduce the costs while still providing benefits for our students. One of the places where there can be some cost savings are in the coincidence counting unit. The coincidence counting unit is a critical piece of the investigation, and while not the most expensive component, cost savings are still available. We have developed a low-cost coincidence counter (less than $50) based on a Cypress Programmable System on a Chip (PSoC). The PSoC is quite flexible and has both microcontroller as well as FPGA like capabilities which enable us to build the coincidence detection and the counter. The design process and several investigations will be presented.
2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College
Part of the BFY Conference series
College Park, MD: July 22-24, 2015
Pages 56-59
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General Physics
- Equipment
Optics
- Modern Optics
Quantum Physics
- Quantum Experiments
- Upper Undergraduate
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BFY 2015, Coincidence Counter, Quantum Optics, Single Photon
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M. Masters, T. Heral, and K. Tummala, presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, 2015, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13806&DocID=4227).
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M. Masters, T. Heral, and K. Tummala, Low-Cost Coincidence Counting Apparatus For Single Photon Optics Investigations, presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, 2015, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13806&DocID=4227>.
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Masters, M., Heral, T., & Tummala, K. (2015, July 22-24). Low-Cost Coincidence Counting Apparatus For Single Photon Optics Investigations. Paper presented at 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD. Retrieved August 21, 2017, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13806&DocID=4227
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Masters, M, T. Heral, and K. Tummala. "Low-Cost Coincidence Counting Apparatus For Single Photon Optics Investigations." Paper presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, July 22-24, 2015. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13806&DocID=4227 (accessed 21 August 2017).
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Masters, Mark, Tanner Heral, and Kakathi Tummala. "Low-Cost Coincidence Counting Apparatus For Single Photon Optics Investigations." 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College. College Park, MD: 2015. 56-59 of BFY Conference. 21 Aug. 2017 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13806&DocID=4227>.
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