Preliminary Measurements for an Electron EDM Experiment in ThO

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Title: Preliminary Measurements for an Electron EDM Experiment in ThO
Author: Gurevich, Yulia
Citation: Gurevich, Yulia. 2012. Preliminary Measurements for an Electron EDM Experiment in ThO. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
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Abstract: The ACME collaboration aims to measure the eEDM via Ramsey spectroscopy of a cryogenic beam of ThO molecules in their metastable H state. This thesis describes the launch of this new experimental effort. A set of diode lasers has been built to address all the necessary ThO transitions. The laser frequencies were stabilized to a stable reference laser via a \(Fabry-P\acute{e}rot\) transfer cavity. A measurement of the magnetic dipole moment of the H state has been performed that is complementary to a previous measurement by the collaboration. This value is important for determining the sensitivity of the H state to magnetic fields, which can be a source of noise and systematic errors in the eEDM measurement. Experimental efforts to prepare the coherent superposition of the \(M = \pm1\) Zeeman sublevels in the H,J = 1 state that is the starting point of the eEDM experiment using transitions to the G state resulted in a better understanding of transitions between \(\Omega\)-doublet states in an electric field. This led to a new technique for normalizing out shot-to-shot fluctuations in the molecular beam flux, which has also been demonstrated experimentally.
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