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Dr. Jackson

Mike Jackson


Chair, Department of Physics
Lind 201A

Link to a full cv (pdf format).

Educational Background

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

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

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).

Contact Information

201 Lind Hall
Department of Physics

400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7422

Phone: (509) 963-2914
Fax: (509) 963-2728
2008 Central Washington University
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