Physics

The Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and NIST

Publication list of articles in science journals

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Research interests

My area of interest is theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics applied to systems of real experimental interest. One focus is applying numerical methods to calculate the full quantum dynamics of atomic and molecular systems.  Another is developing approximate or analytic models for analysis or interpretation.  Work in the 1970’s involved atmospheric and astrophysical problems. Work in the 1980s, centered on issues relating to high-energy lasers and collisions in light fields. Since the development of laser cooling at NIST in the mid 1980s, I have concentrated on quantum phenomena associated with cold atoms, molecules and ions.   This includes the quantum dynamics of cold collisions, namely, their precise characterization, their control by magnetic, electric, or electro-magnetic fields, their role in quantum gases and in lattice structures with tight confinement, and the production and properties of ultra-cold molecules and their chemical dynamics.  I have co-authored 5 review articles on these topics.  This work continues since retirement from NIST in 2013, having published 26 papers during 2014-2019 since retiring with 2 additional ones under review in 2020.

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