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Andrew M.C. Dawes
Physics Department UC#A121
Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove OR


My current projects run the gamut of optics, electronics, and computing. My research projects explore the interactions between light (i.e. lasers) and matter (e.g. individual atoms). My research group operates three laser systems, an atom trap, and a variety of experimental instruments. I make things and fix things. 3D printing and robotics are recent hobbies as well.

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I came to Pacific University in the Fall of 2008 after graduating from Duke University in May 2008 with my Ph.D. in Physics. My six years at Duke followed four years at Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA) where I graduated in 2002 with a B.A. in Physics.

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Current CV

Recent Papers:

  1. Heejeong Jeong, A. M. C. Dawes and D. J. Gauthier, `Carrier-Frequency Dependence of a Step-Modulated Pulse Propagating Through a Single Narrow-Resonance Absorber,' J. Mod. Opt. 58, 865 (2011).
  2. A. M. C. Dawes, `Optical switching with cold atoms,' Physics 2, 41 DOI 10.1103/Physics.2.41 (2009)
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