Andres H. La Rosa
Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics and University Honors
Digital coincidence counting units (CCU) have made experimental verification of fundamental quantum mechanical principles financially accessible to undergraduate level teaching programs. However, recent implementations of these systems are not easily ported to National Instruments (NI) FPGAs, making them unsuitable for physics departments that have heavily invested in the NI ecosystem. Therefore, there is clear need for a detailed implementation based on an NI FPGA. We present a formal description of one such implementation, based on the NI myRIO (NI's lower-cost, student-oriented offering) which achieves 6.9 ns minimum guaranteed-distinguishable delay and 32.2 MHz peak coincidence counting rate with four input channels and simultaneous monitoring of all possible coincidence types.
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Oates Larsen, Georges Mason Edouard and La Rosa, Andres H., "Self-Contained Photon Coincidence Counting with National Instruments myRIO Ecosystem" (2021). University Honors Theses. Paper 1113.