Student Thesis Archive

Advisor:

2021

  • Nicholas Atkinson, “Simulations of Nonlinear Thomson Scattering by Protons as a Means to Characterize Ultra Intense Lasers,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, April 2021).

2020

  • Yance Sun, “Investigation of Coherence between Electrons Born from the Same Atom when Emitting Nonlinear Thomson Scattering,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, August 2020).
  • Ellyse Taylor, “Rubidium Vapor Transport Through Micron-Scale Channels,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, August 2020).

2019

2017

  • Miriah Peterson, “Calibration of a High-Throughput Spectrometer for Measuring Hyper Rayleigh Scattering,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, August 2017).
  • David Squires, “Wavefront Sensing in the Presence of Turbulence with Holographic Interferometry,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, April 2017).

2015

  • Chris Olsen, “Search for Laser Second Harmonic Generation in Helium,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, April 2015).

2014

  • Eddie Hansen, “Building an Apparatus for Beta Decay Measurements,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Capstone, December 2014).

2013

  • Nathan Gundlach, “Simulating a Dirac Electron in a High-Intensity Laser Field,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, April 2013).
  • Josh Olson, “Measurement of Plasma Density in a High Field Laser Focus,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, July 2013).
  • Lukas Pritchett, “Quantum Field Theory Dynamics Without Diagonalization,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, April 2013).
  • Ryan Sandberg, “3D Visualization of an Electron Wave Packet in an Intense Laser Field,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, August 2013).

2012

  • Michael Johnson, “Characterizing and Stabilizing the Energy and Frequency of an Optical Parametric Oscillator,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, August 2012).

2011

  • Nicholas Herrick, “Controlled Attenuation Of Laser-generated High-order Harmonics For Extreme Ultraviolet Polarimetry,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, September 2011).
  • Kamal Pangeni, “Construction of a time-of-flight ion spectrometer for calibrating laser high intensity,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, July 2011).
  • Phillip Smith, “Radiometric Particle Levitation in Multiple Laser Beams,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, April 2011).
  • Grayson Tarbox, “Near-Field and Far-Field Interference of Oscillating Current Distributions,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, December 2011).

2010

2009

  • Jordan Cox, “A Case Study: Analysis Of A Blocked Field Goal Using Photogrammetry Calibrated With Coplanar Points,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Honors Thesis, August 2009).
  • Eric Cunningham, “Analysis of Acausal Superluminal Trajectories in the Bohmian Interpretation of the Klein-Gordon Equation,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, December 2009).
  • Jordan Maucotel, “Creating and Characterizing a Sequence of Counter-Propagating Pulses for Laser High-Harmonic Experiments,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Capstone, December 2009).

2008

2007

  • Gavin Giraud, “Observation Of Laser Pulse Evolution During Generation Of High-Order Harmonics,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, August 2007).
  • Mirinda Martin, “Testing the Smoothness of a Levitating Particle Laser Beam,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Capstone, August 2007).
  • Matthew Turner, “Simulating Laser Pulse Propagation Under Optimized Conditions For High-Harmonic Generation,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, August 2007).

2005

2004

  • Brigham Russell Frandsen, “Free Electron Acceleration by a Laser: Exploration of Evanescent Waves,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Honors Thesis, July 2004).
  • David Niemi, “Observation of Entangled Photons Produced in Laser Down-Conversion,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, August 2004).
  • John Painter, “Optical Levitation of Opaque Particles in a Laser Beam: Zero Gravity Experiment,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, August 2004).
  • Benjamin Pratt, “Laser High-Order Harmonic Generation in Gas Cells,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, January 2004).
  • Kelly Smith, “Phase Matching of Laser High Harmonic Generation in a Semi-Infinite Gas Cell,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Honors Thesis, February 2004).

2002

2001

  • Michael (Vern) Pack, “A Single-Lens Interferometer for Introducing Gaussian Laser Beams,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, December 2001).
  • Jed Simmons, “Grazing Incidence Spectrometer for Measuring Laser High-Order Harmonics,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, March 2001).
  • Jamie Titensor, “Creating Shaped Counter-Propagating Laser Pulses to Increase High Harmonic Production,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, December 2001).
  • Michael J Ware, “Optical Pulse Propagation in Dispersive Systems,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (PhD Dissertation, December 2001).

1999

  • Kenneth S. Anderson, “Single-Beam Optical Trapping of Micron-Sized Particles,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Honors Thesis, April 1999).
  • Sterling W. Cornaby, “Heliostat for Educational Display,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, April 1999).
  • Paul Sorensen, “Thermovision 780 System,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Senior Thesis, April 1999).
  • Michael Ware, “Phase Delay and Energy Flow in Angularly Dispersive Optical Systems,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Honors Thesis, March 1999).

1998

  • Troy Rockwood, “A Classical Model of an Atom in a Strong Laser Field,” Advisor: Justin Peatross (Honors Thesis, January 1998).