Dr. JaronBecker research is focused on two important branches in AMO science, namely interaction of atoms and molecules with extreme Xray/XUV light sources and imaging as well as control of atomic and molecular dynamics with intense ultrashort laser pulses. In particular she studies laser induced and laser assisted processes, which require description beyond framework of the perturbation theory. The scope of Dr. JaronBecker's research interests ranges from laser assisted electron scattering, through multiphoton ionization, high harmonic generation, laser assisted electron impact ionization to laser induced radiative recombination. She studies the nonperturbative aspects in electron dynamics for laser interacting from simple systems, such as hydrogen atom, to more complex such as polyatomic molecules, fullerenes as well as small finite nanostructures.
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Atomic, molecular and optical physics, attosecond science, ultrafast electron dynamics, coherent control, nanostructures, laser pulse propagation and filamentation, ab initio molecular simulations, S matrix theory, time dependent density functional theory, Floquet methods, ring current
PHYS 1110  General Physics 1
Teaching Assistant

Spring 2018
First semester of threesemester sequence for science and engineering students. Covers kinematics, dynamics, momentum of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, gravitation, and simple harmonic motion. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1115.
PHYS 1120  General Physics 2
Teaching Assistant

Spring 2022
Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Second semester of threesemester introductory sequence for science and engineering students. Covers electricity and magnetism, wave motion and optics. Normally is taken concurrently with PHYS 1140. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1125.
PHYS 6950  Master's Thesis
Primary Instructor

Fall 2019
Approved problem in theoretical or experimental physics under the direction of staff members. Intended to introduce the student to procedures in research and development work. Work of an original nature expected.
PHYS 7550  Atomic and Molecular Spectra
Primary Instructor

Spring 2020
Covers theory of atomic structure and spectra, including coupling of angular momenta, tensor operators, energy levels, fine and hyperfine structure, transition probabilities, Zeeman and Stark effects. Molecular spectra: electronic, vibrational, and rotational states. Rotation matrices, symmetric top.