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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Ultrafast Investigations of Materials using Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy with High Harmonic Generation, Adra Victoria Carr

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Development of a High Energy, kHz, Mid-Infrared OPCPA Laser for keV High Harmonic Generation, Michael R. Gerrity

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Uncovering New Thermal and Mechanical Behavior at the Nanoscale Using Coherent Extreme Ultraviolet Light, Kathleen Marie Hoogeboom-Pot

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A new record in atomic clock performance, Travis L. Nicholson

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Studies with Improved Renormalization Group Techniques, Gregory James Petropoulos

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Microcratering in Polyvinylidene Fluoride, Anthony John Shu

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New Tools for Investigating Student Learning in Upper-division Electrostatics, Bethany Rae Wilcox

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Quantum Optomechanics with Engineered Membrane Resonators, Pen-Li Yu

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EUV Microscopy with a Tabletop High Harmonic Generation Source: Generalizing Coherent Diffractive Imaging to Extended Samples in Transmission, Reflection, and Hyperspectral Modalities, Bosheng Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Wind Turbine Wake Characterization with Remote Sensing and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Matthew Lawrence Aitken

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Submillimeter Video Imaging with a Superconducting Bolometer Array, Daniel Thomas Becker

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Understanding Atomic Interactions in an Optical Lattice Clock and Using Them to Study Many-Body Physics, Michael N. Bishof

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Development of a Compact Cold-Atom Atomic Clock Based on Coherent Population Trapping, Eric M. Blanshan

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Building a Better Atomic Clock, Benjamin Jacob Bloom

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Few-Body Collisions in a Quantum Gas Mixture of 40K and 87Rb Atoms, Ruth Shewmon Bloom

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A Superradiant Laser and Spin Squeezed States: Collective Phenomena in a Rubidium Cavity QED System for Enhancing Precision Measurements, Justin Gary Bohnet

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Coherent Ion Transport in a Multi-electrode Trap Array, Ryan Bowler

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Exploring Orbital Physics with Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy, Yue Cao

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Lattice Studies of SU(3) Gauge System with Many Fermion Flavors, Anqi Cheng

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Techniques in Molecular Spectroscopy: From Broad Bandwidth to High Resolution, Kevin C. Cossel

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Bright Coherent Ultrafast Tabletop Light Sources Development and the Application on EUV to Soft X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy, Chengyuan Ding

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Optical Second Harmonic Generation Measurements for Characterization of Amorphous Silicon Interfaces, Long He

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High Harmonic Driven Attosecond and Femtosecond Molecular Dynamics, William Craig Hogle

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Emergent Phenomena in Minimal Models of Soft Matter, Zachary Vance Kost-Smith

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Generating and Verifying Entangled-Itinerant Microwave Fields, Hsiang-Sheng Ku

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Quantum Correlations of Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices, Shuming Li

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Superconducting Tunnel Junction Refrigerators for Sub-Kelvin Cooling of Electrons, Phonons, and Arbitrary, User-Supplied Payloads, Peter Joseph Lowell

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Experimental Studies of a Degenerate Unitary Bose Gas, Philip Makotyn

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Optical Shaping of Structural Self-Oraganization and Topology in Soft Matter, Angel Martinez

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Investigating Charge Generation and Mobility in Type-Separated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Ensembles for Solar Photovoltaics, Kevin S. Mistry

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Theoretical Studies of Ultrafast Correlated Electron Dynamics in Single and Double Photoionization, Hongcheng Ni

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Comparative Analysis of a MOOC and a Residential Community Using Introductory College Physics: Documenting How Learning Environments Are Created, Lessons Learned in the Process, and Measurable Outcomes, Jack Ryan Olsen

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Nanoscale EUV Microscopy on a Tabletop: A General Transmission and Reflection Mode Microscope Based on Coherent Diffractive Imaging with High Harmonic Illumination, Matthew Donald Seaberg

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Gas Puff Imaging Studies of Tokamak Edge Physics in the National Spherical Torus Experiment, Yancey Harrison Sechrest

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Bayesian Monte Carlo Inversion of Multiple Data Sets to Image the Crust and Uppermost Mantle Beneath the Continental United States, Weisen Shen

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The Study of the BCS-BEC Crossover in Optical Lattices and of Quenches in Paired Superfluids, Zhaochuan Shen

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Structure and Dynamics of Exotic Nematic Liquid Crystals, Yue Shi

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An Investigation of the Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices of Physics Teaching Assistants, with Implications for TA Preparation, Benjamin T. Spike

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Theoretical Analysis and Numerical Simulation of Attosecond Time Delays in Photoionization, Jing Su

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Studying Laser-Induced Spin Currents Using Ultrafast Extreme Ultraviolet Light, Emrah Turgut

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Magnetic and optical holonomic manipulation of colloids, structures and topological defects in liquid crystals for characterization of mesoscale self-assembly and dynamics, Michael Christopher Mason Varney

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Comparing Open and Guided Inquiry Activities in an Informal Physics Program To Promote Agency, Communication, and Reasoning, Rosemary Philomena Wulf

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Continuous GPS Carrier-Phase Time Transfer, Jian Yao

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Scattering at Ultracold Temperature: from Statistics to Dimensionality, Chen Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Viscoelastic Response to Surface and Tidal Loading – Applications to Glacial Isostatic Adjustment of the Earth and Tidal Deformation of the Icy Satellites, Geruo A

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Linear and Nonlinear Optical Studies of Liquid Crystalline Materials, Ali S. Alshomrany

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Uncovering the Nature of Various Scattering Sites, Extended and Magnetic, in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+5 Using Atomic Resolved Spectroscopy, Eduardo Manuel Calleja

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Implicit hybrid simulation of magnetic reconnection and the ion-temperature-gradient-driven instability, Jianhua Cheng

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Breaking Quantum Limits with Collective Cavity-QED: Generation of Spin Squeezed States via Quantum Non-Demolition Measurements, Zilong Chen

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Ultrastable Atomic Force Microscopy for Biophysics, Allison Beth Churnside

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Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies of Layered Correlated Electron Systems: Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Iridates, Jixia Dai

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Dispersion and self-assembly of anisotropic plasmonic nanoparticles in liquid crystalline media, Julian Samuel Goodwin Evans

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Traveling-Wave Stark-Decelerated Molecular Beams for Cold Collision Experiments, Noah J. Fitch

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Microwave Electromechanics: Measuring and Manipulating the Quantum State of a Macroscopic Mechanical Oscillator, Jennifer Wightman Harlow

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Enabling Two-Dimensional Fourier Transform Electronic Spectroscopy on Quantum Dots, Robert John Hill Jr.

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Microfabricated Spin Polarized Atomic Magnetometers, Ricardo Jimenez Martinez

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Towards a Transportable Atomic Fountain, Paul David Kunz

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Imaging and Probe Techniques for Wave Dispersion Estimates in Magnetized Plasmas, Adam David Light

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Search for an electron electric dipole moment with trapped molecular ions, Huanqian Loh

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Quantum Metrology and Many-Body Physics: Pushing the Frontier of the Optical Lattice Clock, Michael J. Martin

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Randomized Benchmarking of Clifford Operators, Adam Matthias Meier

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As-Grown Gallium Nitride Nanowire Electromechanical Resonators, Joshua R. Montague

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Confinement Effects on the Electronic and Optical Properties of Semiconductor Quantum Dots Revealed with Two-Dimensional Coherent Spectroscopy, Galan Moody

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Quantum Algorithms for Atomic Clocks, Michael Mullan

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Structures and Analog Electro-Optics of Chiral De Vries and Polar Bent-Core Smectic A Liquid Crystals, Yongqiang Shen

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Physics of Nickel Oxide Hole Transport Layer for Organic Photovoltaics Application, Nicodemus Edwin Widjonarko

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Laser Frequency Combs for Precision Astronomical Spectroscopy, Gabriel George Ycas

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Analysis of Tests of Local Realism, Yanbao Zhang

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Dielectric studies of dipolar molecular rotors in host-guest structures, Ke Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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A computational study of dielectric photonic-crystal-based accelerator cavities, Carl A. Bauer

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Nanostructures of Liquid Crystal Phases, Dong Chen

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Modifying Driving Laser Wavelength to Generate Coherent, Ultrafast X-rays from Phase-Matched High-Order Harmonics, Ming-Chang Chen

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Thermodynamics of Finite-Momentum States : From Degenerate Atomic Gases to Helical Magnets, Sungsoo Choi

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Exploring Few-body Scattering Resonances in a Bose-Fermi Mixture: from Feshbach Dimers to Efimov Trimers, Tyler Dunnington Cumby

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Quantum simulation of many-body physics with neutral atoms, molecules, and ions, Michael Simonds Foss-Feig

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Supersymmetry Phenomenology in IIB String Theory, Kevin Mitchell Givens

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A Compact and Transportable Ultracold Matter System and Progress Towards a Continuously Operating Neutral Rydberg Atom Quantum Computer, Kai m. Hudek

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Optical Lattice Clock with Spin-1/2 Ytterbium Atoms, Nathan Dean Lemke

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Using Mechanical Oscillators for Transduction and Memory of Quantum States, Sarah A. McGee

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Conditions at the Magnetopauses of Jupiter and Saturn and Implications for the Solar Wind Interaction, Mariel Meier

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Ultracold Polar KRb Molecules in Optical Lattices, Brian Neyenhuis

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Applied AdS/CFT: From Hot Quarks to Condensed Matters, Christopher Andrew Rosen

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Resonant and Soliton Transport of Ultracold Atoms on Optical Lattices, Chester Philipp Rubbo

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Approaching broadband quantum-limited displacement noise in a deformable optical cavity, Shannon Reynier Sankar

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Multiple Exciton Generation in Quantum Dot Solar Cells, Octavi Escala Semonin

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Ultracold molecules for the masses: evaporative cooling and magneto-optical trapping, Benjamin Kojm Stuhl

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Ultra-Low Phase Noise Microwaves from Optical Signals, Jennifer A. Taylor

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Hyperspherical Approach to Quantal Three-body Theory, Jia Wang

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Dispersive measurement of a metastable phase qubit using a tunable cavity, Jed Douglas Whittaker

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Contact Measurements on a Strongly Interacting Bose Gas, Robert Johannes Wild

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Trajectory Measurement of Cosmic Dust, Jianfeng Xie

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Molecular and Electronic Dynamics in Van Der Waals Cluster Spectroscopy, Hydrogen Abstraction Reactions, and Inelastic Collisions at Liquid Surfaces, Michael Paul Ziemkiewicz

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Coherent Tunable Coupling of Quantum Circuits, Michael Shane Allman

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Generation and Characterization of Coherent Soft X-Ray Light with High Harmonic Generation, Paul Christopher Arpin

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Perspectives in Quantum Physics: Epistemological, Ontological and Pedagogical, Charles Raymond Baily

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Ultracold Collisions and Fundamental Physics with Strontium, Sebastian Alexander Blatt

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Human TATA-Binding Protein Interactions with DNA Characterized by Stabilized, Axial Optical Trapping, Amanda E. Carpenter

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Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Materials Prepared with Atomic Layer Deposition, Andrew S. Cavanagh

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Temperature and Size Dependence of Photoluminescence in Lead Chalcogenide Quantum Dot Films, Helen Elizabeth Chappell

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Investigation of Wetted Particle Collisions Theoretically and Experimentally using a Pendulum Apparatus, Carly Michelle Donahue