Michael Ware

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Michael Ware

Michael Ware



Office Hours

Knock when I am in my office or email me to set up a specific time to meet.  Formal office hours for classes are listed in the syllabus for that class.

Meetings and Assignments

  • Tuesday 11am: Devotional

Spring 2024 Teaching Schedule

Physics 498R TBA


Specialty: Quantum Optics

Research Website

Supervised Theses and Dissertations

Publication List

Professional Bio

Michael Ware joined the BYU Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2004. His research specialty is optics, including both high-intensity laser physics and quantum optics.  He received his PhD from BYU in 2001 and then worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the Quantum Optics metrology group where he helped develop standards for calibrating single-photon detectors for use in quantum cryptography systems. He is the father of six children.

Research Interests:

  • Optical pulse propagation: energy exchange and superluminal/subluminal behaviors
  • Single-photon source and detector characterization
  • High intensity laser interactions: harmonics and single electron radiation