At the zoom meeting, Tomasz said we should decide quickly about buying
an interferometer, as we discussed, so he can do it out of the present
grant budget. I suggest that we get the Thorlabs EDU-MINT2/M,https://www.thorlabs.com/thorproduct.cfm?partnumber=EDU-MINT2/M
costs $2927. This is the metric version. There's also an imperial
version, but why extend the dark ages any longer? I guess one possible
reason is if someone has some optical equipment that they might like to
use with this kit that would only be compatible with the imperial
version. If so, speak up.
Not included in this kit is a photodetector. They think you are only
going to look at the light on the screen. So I suggest we also buy the
photodetector components that they include in their "Bomb Tester Kit".
I think these are
Internally SM05-Threaded Lever Actuated Iris Diaphragm
1" Long SM05 Lens Tube
Silicon Photodiode, 350 - 1100 nm
SM05RC/M Slip Ring for SM05 Lens Tubes, M4 Tap
12" Long Coaxial Cable
100 kOhm Fixed BNC Terminator
BNC Female to Binding Post
but we should probably write their technical support to be sure we're
getting the right parts. This will add about $200.
What do you think?
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