Chair, Department of Physics
B.S., Physics and Mathematics, State University of New York, 1992
Ph.D., Physics, New Mexico State University, 1998
Physics classes I have taught
- PHYS 111 Introductory Physics
- PHYS 112 Introductory Physics II
- PHYS 181 General Physics with Laboratory
- PHYS 182 General Physics II with Laboratory
- PHYS 183 General Physics III with Laboratory
- PHYS 334 Modern Physics Laboratory
- PHYS 342 Thermodynamics
- PHYS 363 Optics with Laboratory
- PHYS 463 Fundamentals of Lasers
- PHYS 474 Quantum Mechanics I
- PHYS 495 Undergraduate Research
- STEP 101 Science Seminar I: Research Experience
- STEP 102 Science Seminar II: Interdisciplinary Research Theme
My primary area of interest and expertise is experimental optics. In particular my research includes the investigation of molecules as sources of far-infrared laser radiation, the measurement of far-infrared laser frequencies, and the use of these lasers for the investigation of stable and unstable molecules. These studies include laser Stark and laser magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Twenty-nine refereed journal articles in all. Asterisks indicate research conducted with undergraduates; graduate students are underlined.
M. Jackson, T. Petersen*, and L. R. Zink, "Frequencies and Wavelengths From a New Far-Infrared Lasing Gas: 13CHD2OH," IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 45, 830-832 (2009).
A. Robinson, J. M. Brown, J. Flores-Mijangos, L. R. Zink and M. Jackson, "A spectroscopic study of the 14NH radical in vibrationally excited levels of the X 3Σ - state by far-infrared laser magnetic resonance", Molecular Physics, 105, 639-662 (2007).
M. Jackson, L. R. Zink, T. J. Garrod*, S. Petersen*, A. Stokes* and M. Theisen*, "The Generation and Measurement of Far-Infrared Laser Frequencies", IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics., 41, 1528-1532 (2005).
M. Jackson, P. Noffke* and L. R. Zink, "Frequency Measurement of FIR Laser Emissions From Optically Pumped CH3OD", Applied Physics B, 78, 273-274 (2004).
K. M. Evenson, Q. Sanford*, C. Smith*, D. Sutton*, J. Sullivan*, E. Vershure* and M. Jackson, "New Short-Wavelength Laser Emissions From Partially Deuterated Methanol Isotopes", Applied Physics B, 74, 613-614 (2002). This manuscript reports the discovery of the shortest known FIR laser emission from optically pumped CHD2OH.
M. Jackson, G. R. Sudhakaran, and E. Gansen*, "Far-Infrared Laser Stark Spectroscopy of PH3", Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 181, 446-451 (1997).
M. Jackson, G. R. Sudhakaran, A. Silveira Jr., R. M. Lees, and I. Mukhopadhyay, "FIR Laser Stark Spectroscopy of CH318OH", Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 164, 275-286 (1994).