quantum electrodynamics, quantum optics, quantum information theory, photonic band-gap materials, and foundations of quantum mechanics.
单位：Department of Physics & Astronomy, Louisiana State University
研究方向：quantum electrodynamics, quantum optics, quantum information theory, photonic band-gap materials, and foundations of quantum mechanics.
Biography & Education
Born in Smithtown, New York.
Dual Citizen of the USA and The Republic of Ireland
BS Physics with honors, University of Texas at Austin
MS Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder
MS Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder
PhD Mathematical Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, with A. O. Barut
1986-1987: Visiting Scientist, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
1988-1989: Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado
1989-1990: Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics
1990-1994: National Research Council Associate, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
1994-1998: Physicist, Army Aviation & Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
1998-1999: Scientist, Senior Level, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
1999-2004: Principal Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
2000-2004: Group Supervisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
2004-present: Hearne Professor of Theoretical Physics, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2006-present: Co-Director, Hearne Insitute for Theoretical Physics, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
2011-present: Associate Memember, Computational Science Research Center, Beijing, China.
While working for Army Aviation & Missile Command from 1990 through 1998, I served on numerous Department of Defense (DoD) Review Boards and Organizational Committees; in particular for the Army Research Office (ARO), the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA), and the National Security Agency (NSA). I helped organize the first International Workshops on Photonic Band-Gap Materials (Park City, Utah, 1991), Quantum Cryptography and Computing (Tucson, Arizona, 1995), and The Atom Laser (Tucson, Arizona, 1997); all sponsored by the DoD. I have regularly served as Technical Advisor and Reviewer for the DoD in the research areas of Quantum Optics; Coherent Quantum Electronics; Photonic Band-Gap Materials; Quantum Computing and Information Technology; Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics; and General Relativity. I have also reviewed hundreds of research papers in these fields for Professional Journals, and I currently serve on the Editorial Board for the journals, Crystals and Quantum Technology and was formerly on the board of the Journal of the European Optical Society, Journal of Optics A, and also formerly on the board of the American Physical Society, Physical Review A.
Awards & Citations
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow, American Physical Society
Fellow, Optical Society of America
Willis E. Lamb Medal for Achievement in Quantum Optics and Laser Science
NASA Space Act Award
Discover Magazine Technology of the Year Award Semi-Finalist
Fellow, Institute of Physics
Army Research, Development, & Engineering Achievement Award
Dictionary of International Biography
American Physical Society, Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
Concepts of Physics, Editorial Board Member
European Optical Society
Institute of Physics, Fellow
Irish Mathematical Society
Journal of Optics A, former Editorial Board Member
Optical Society of America, Fellow
Physical Review A, former Editorial Board Member
Over 170 publications in quantum optics, quantum information theory, laser physics, and mathematical physics. These publications have been cited over 6,000 times, with an average of over 45 citations per paper, and with an h-index of over 38. Over 17 of these publications have been cited over 100 times each. Publications are in the top 1% of most cited physics papers, according to the Physics Author Rank Algorithm.
Principal areas of research concern quantum science and technologies, including: quantum electrodynamics, quantum optics, quantum information theory, photonic band-gap materials, and foundations of quantum mechanics. Current research work focuses on linear optical approaches to quantum information processing, metrology, and imaging; cavity quantum electrodynamics; and photonic band-gap structures for thermal emissivity control.