CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS

CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

  • Miriah Peterson
  • David Squires
  • Hyrum Richardson

PHOTO GALLERY

PAST GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Grayson Tarbox (Masters 2015) – Simulation of Electron Trajectories in an Intense Laser Focus for Photon Scattering Experiments
  • Nathan Heilmann (Masters 2012) – Measurement of Plasma Density in a Gas-Filled Ionizing Laser Focus
  • John Corson (Masters 2011) – Photoemission from a Laser-Driven Electron Wave Packet
  • Eric Cunningham (Masters 2011) – Photoemission by Large Electron Wave Packets Emitted out theSide of a Relativistic Laser Focus
  • Nichole Brimhall (Ph.D. 2009, Masters 2007) – Extreme Ultraviolet Polarimetry with Laser-Generated High-Order Harmonics
  • John Painter (Masters 2006) – Direct Observation of Laser Filamentation in High-Order Harmonic Generation
  • Julia Miller (Masters 2005) – Phase-Matching Optimization of Laser High-Order Harmonics Generated in a Gas Cell
  • Sergei Voronov (Ph.D. 2002) – Controlling Laser High-Order Harmonic Generation Using Weak Counter-Propagating Light
  • Michael Ware (Ph.D. 2001) – Group Velocity and Exchange of Energy betweenLight pulses and Linear Dielectrics
  • John Madsen (Masters 2001) – Laser High Harmonic Generation in Counter-Propagating Light
  • Nathan Terry (Masters 2001) – Production and Detection of Correlated Photon Pairs
  • Quan Wang (Ph.D. 2001) – Laser Produced Plasma-Wall Interactions
  • Ian Kohl (Masters 1999) – Construction of a High-Intensity Laser System for Experiments in High-Harmonic Generation
  • John Yelifari (Masters 1999) – Point Diffraction Interferometery

PAST UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Chris Olsen (Thesis 2015) – Search for Laser Second Harmonic Generation in Helium
  • David Pace (Thesis 2014) – Experimental Setup to Measure Possible Small
    Fluctuations in Beta Decay Rates
  • Eddie Hansen (Capstone 2014) – Building and Apparatus for Beta Decay Measurements
  • Ryan Sandberg (Thesis2013) – 3D Visualization of an Electron Wave Packet in an Intense Laser Field
  • Nathan Gundlach (Thesis 2013) – Simulating a Dirac Electron in a High-Intensity Laser Field
  • Josh Olson (Thesis2013) – Measurement of Plasma Density in a High Field Laser Focus
  • Luke Pritchett (Thesis2013) – Quantum Field Theory Dynamics Without Diagonalization
  • Nicholas Herrick (Thesis 2012) – Controlled Attenuation of Laser-generated High-order Harmonics for Extreme Ultraviolet Polarimetry
  • Michael Johnson (Thesis 2012) – Characterizing and Stabilizing the Energy and Frequency of an Optical Parametric Oscillator
  • Kamal Pangeni (Thesis2011) – Construction of a Time-of-Flight Ion Spectrometer for Calibrating Laser High Intensity
  • Phillip Smith (Thesis2011) – Radiometric Particle Levitation in Multiple Laser Beams
  • Grayson Tarbox (Thesis2011) – Near-Field and Far-Field Interference of Oscillating Current Distributions
  • Jacob Johansen (Thesis 2010) – Bohmian Trajectories in Atoms Interacting with Electromagnetic Fields
  • David Black (Thesis 2010) – Spatial Distribution of Laser Light Absorption by Small Spheres Undergoing Mie Scattering
  • Eric Cunningham (Thesis 2009) – Analysis of Acausal Superluminal Trajectories in the Bohmian Interpreation of the Klein-Gordon Equation
  • Jordan Cox (Honors Thesis 2009) – A Case Study: Analysis Of A Blocked Field Goal Using Photogrammetry Calibrated with Coplanar Point
  • Rob Peterson(Thesis 2008) – Radiometric Particle Levitation in a Laser Beam at High Ambient Gas Pressure
  • Matt Turner (Thesis 2007) – Simulating Laser Pulse Propagation under Optimized Conditions for High-Harmonic Generation
  • Gavin Giraud (Thesis 2007) – Observation of Laser Pulse Evolution during Generation of High-Order Harmonics
  • Mindy Martin (Capstone 2007) – High-Resolution Imaging of a Laser Beam Used to Levitate Opaque Microscopic Particles
  • Nathan Powers (2006) – Laser High Order harmonic Generation in a Semi-Infinite Gas Cell
  • Mark Adams (Thesis 2005) – Measuring Absolute Brightness of Laser Generated High Harmonic Emission
  • Rhett Lindsey (Thesis 2005) – Optical Levitation of Opaque Particles in a Laser Beam at High and Low Pressures
  • Chris Young (2005) – Radiometric Levitation of Opaque Particles in a Laser Beam
  • Adam Hendrickson(Thesis 2005) – Radiometric Levitation of Opaque Particles in a Laser Beam
  • Eric Christensen (Thesis 2005) – Direct Measurement of Absorption Rates for Laser High-Order Harmonics Generated in Helium and Neon
  • Steve Rhynard(2005) – Laser High-Order Harmonic Experiments
  • David Niemi (Thesis 2004) – Observation of Entangled Photons Produced in Laser Down-Conversion
  • John Painter (Thesis 2004) – Optical Levitation of Opaque particles in a Single Gaussian Laser Beam: Zero-Gravity Experiment
  • Brigham Frandsen (Honors Thesis 2004) – Free Electron Acceleration by a Laser: Exploration of Evanescent Waves
  • Benjamin Pratt (Thesis 2004) – Laser High-Order harmonic Generation in Gas Cells
  • Kelly Smith (Honors Thesis 2004) – Phase Matching of Laser High Harmonic Generation in a Semi-Infinite Gas Cel
  • Curtis Broadbent (Thesis 2003) – Reversible and Irreversible Energy in Dispersive/Dissipative Optical Media
  • Ivan Rodriguez (2003) – Calaculated free electron trajectories in relativistic fields
  • Liisa Hancock (2002) – Participated in high-harmonics experiments
  • Stephanie Magleby (2002) – Participated in high-harmonics experiments
  • Benjamin Bellville (Thesis 2002) – Single Beam Laser Traps for Opaque or Reflective Particles
  • Cody Bliss (Thesis 2002) – Optical Levitation of Intensity-Fleeing Particles in a Singel-Beam Laser Trap
  • Andy Landon (Thesis 2002) – High-Intensity Laser Facility at Brigham Young University
  • Jamie Titensor (Thesis 2001) – Creating Counter-Propagating Laser Pulses to Increase High Harmonic Production
  • Michael Vernon Pack (Thesis 2001) – A Single-Len Interferometer for Introducing Gaussian Laser Beams
  • Jed Simmons (Thesis 2001) – Grazing Incidence Spectrometer for Measuring Laser High-Order Harmonics
  • Nathan Terry (Thesis 2000) – Imaging High-Order Harmonics with a Curved Diffraction Grating
  • Michael Ware (Honors Thesis 1999) – Phase Delay and Energy Flow in Angularly Dispersive Optical Systems
  • Ken Anderson (Thesis 1999) – Single-Beam Optical Trapping of Micron-Sized Particles
  • Chad Ogden (1999) – Modified a commercial interferometer to use a CCD camera rather than film
  • Troy Rockwood (Honors Thesis 1998) – A Model for an Atom in a Strong Laser Field
  • Paul Sorensen (1999) – Refurbished liquid-nitrogen-cooled infrared video camera
  • Sterling Cornaby (Thesis 1999) – Heliostat for Educational Display
  • Israel Harrison (1997) – Assembled and tested vacuum equipment and worked on laser timing electronics
  • Greg Cook (1997) – Trapping a Small particle in a Single Laser Beam
  • Dawn Gifford (1996) – Design of large imaging optics for an aircraft simulator

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES

  • Caleb Coburn (BYU) – Photoemission By Large Electron Wave Packets Emitted Out The Side of A Relativistic Laser Focus (2013)
  • Jenny Lund (BYU) – Single-Atom vs Collective-Atom Behavior in Laser High-Harmonic Generation (2011)
  • Nick Herrick (BYU) – High-Order Harmonic Generation Experiments (2008)
  • Michael Williams (Morehouse College) – High-Order Harmonic Generation Experiments (2008)
  • Matthew Turner (BYU) – Modeling Laser Propagation for High harmonic Generation (2007)
  • Matthew Turner (BYU) – Modeling Laser Propagation for High harmonic Generation (2006)
  • Nathan powers (BYU) – High-Order Harmonic Generation in Extended Gas Cells (2005
  • Mark Adams (BYU) – Measuring Absolute Efficiency of High-Order Harmonic Generation (2005)
  • Antony Adaire (U Texas El Paso) – Detection Systems for High-Order Harmonic Generation (2005)
  • John Painter (BYU) – High-Order Harmonic Generation in Counter-Propagating Light (2004)
  • Mark Adams (BYU) – High-Order Harmonic Generation in Counter-Propagating Light (2004)
  • Benjamin Pratt (BYU) – High-Order Harmonic Generation in Counter-Propagating Light (2003)
  • David Niemi (Ricks College) – High Harmonic Generation Experiements (2002)
  • Greg Harris (BYU) – Using laser high harmonics for Extreme Ultraviolet Ellipsometry (2001)
  • Richard Curras (UC Davis) – Using laser high harmonics for EUV ellipsometry (2001)
  • Christopher Harris (Lincoln University) – Characterization of Counter-Propagating Laser Beams (2000)
  • Jim Meyer (U. Wisconsin at White Water) – Alignment of Solid Targets for Laser Produced Plasmas (1999)