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Jan Chaloupka

Jan Chaloupka

Associate Professor

Physics & Astronomy
Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

Phone
(970) 351 2988
Office
Ross 0232B

Education

Phd Physics, University of Rochester (1999)
MA Physics, University of Rochester (1994)
BS Physics, University of Washington (1992)

Professional/Academic Experience

Associate Professor, University of Northern Colorado (2013-present)
Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado (2009-2013)
Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary (2002-2009)
Adjunct Instructor, Cornell University (2005)
Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory (1999-2002)
Research Assistant, University of Rochester (1993-1999)
Adjunct Instructor, St. John Fisher College (1997)
Adjunct Instructor, State University of New York (Geneseo) (1996)
Teaching Assistant, University of Rochester (1992-1993)

Research/Areas of Interest

Strong-field laser-matter interactions, ultrafast laser science, computer modeling of atoms in strong fields, optical vortex generation, schlieren imaging, adaptive beam shaping, super-continuum generation in fibers, high-speed imaging and photography, novel imaging techniques

Publications/Creative Works

Journal Articles:

C. A. Mancuso, K. M. Dorney, D. D. Hickstein, J. L. Chaloupka, X.-M. Tong, J. L. Ellis, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, Observation of ionization enhancement in two-color circularly polarized laser fields, Physical Review A 96, 023402 (2017).

C. A. Mancuso, K. M. Dorney, D. D. Hickstein, J. L. Chaloupka, J. L. Ellis, F. J. Dollar, R. Knut, P. Grychtol, D. Zusin, C. Gentry, M. Gopalakrishnan, H. C. Kapteyn, and M. M. Murnane, Controlling nonsequential double ionization in two-color circularly polarized femtosecond laser fields, Physical Review Letters 117, 133201 (2016).

J. L. Chaloupka and D. D. Hickstein, Dynamics of strong-field ionization in two-color counterrotating fields, Physical Review Letters 116, 143005 (2016).

J. L. Chaloupka, M. Woods III, J. Aas, J. Hutchins, and J. D. Thistle, Color schlieren imaging with a two-path, double knife edge system, Optics Express 22, 8041-8046 (2014).

M. E. Anderson, H. Bigman, L. E. E. de Araujo, and J. L. Chaloupka, Measuring the topological charge of ultra-broadband, optical-vortex beams with a triangular aperture, Journal of the Optical Society of America B 8, 1968-1976 (2012).

M. Mitry, D. C. Doughty, J. L. Chaloupka, and M. E. Anderson, Experimental realization of the devil’s vortex Fresnel lens with a programmable spatial light modulator, Applied Optics 51, 4103-4108 (2012).

J. P. Paquette and J. L. Chaloupka, Effect of realistic focal conditions on the strong-field ionization of helium, Physical Review A 79, 043410 (2009).

J. Rudati, J. L. Chaloupka, P. Agostini, K. C. Kulander, and L. F. DiMauro, Multiphoton double ionization via field independent resonant excitation, Physical Review Letters 92, 203001 (2004).

J. L. Chaloupka, J. Rudati, R. Lafon, P. Agostini, K. C. Kulander, and L. F. DiMauro, Observation of a transition in the dynamics of strong-field double ionization, Physical Review Letters 90, 033002 (2003).

J. L. Chaloupka, R. Lafon, J. Rudati, B. Sheehy, P. Agostini, K. C. Kulander, and L. F. DiMauro, Electron energy spectra from the strong-field double ionization of xenon, Acta Physica Polonica A 101, 337-346 (2002).

J. L. Chaloupka, R. Lafon, L. F. DiMauro, P. Agostini and K. C. Kulander, Strong-field double ionization of rare gases, Optics Express 8, 352-357 (2001).

R. Lafon, J. L. Chaloupka, B. Sheehy, P. M. Paul, P. Agostini, K. C. Kulander and L. F. DiMauro, Electron energy spectra from intense laser double ionization of helium, Physical Review Letters 86, 2762-2765 (2001).

J. L. Chaloupka and D. D. Meyerhofer, Characterization of a tunable, single-beam ponderomotive-optical trap, Journal of the Optical Society of America B 17, 713-722 (2000).

J. L. Chaloupka and D. D. Meyerhofer, Observation of electron trapping in an intense laser beam, Physical Review Letters 83, 4538-4541 (1999).

J. L. Chaloupka, Y. Fisher, T. J. Kessler and D. D. Meyerhofer, Single-beam, ponderomotive-optical trap for free electrons and neutral atoms, Optics Letters 22, 1021-1023 (1997).

J. Peatross, J. L. Chaloupka and D. D. Meyerhofer, High-order harmonic generation with an annular laser beam, Optics Letters 19, 942-944 (1994).

Recent Presentations:

J. L. Chaloupka, Ionization Dynamics in Intense Bicircular Laser Fields, APS Four Corners Section Annual Meeting, Ft. Collins, CO, 20 October 2017

J. L. Chaloupka, D. D. Hickstein, C. A. Mancuso, K. M. Dorney, H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, Ionization dynamics in intense two-color circularly polarized laser fields, OSA Annual Meeting (Frontiers in Optics), Rochester, NY, 21 October 2016

A. Serrano, J. L. Chaloupka, M. Anderson, Surface profilometry using vortex beams, OSA Annual Meeting (Frontiers in Optics), Rochester, NY, 20 October 2016

J. L. Chaloupka, Physics Department Colloquium, Atoms in intense laser light: classical models and two-color fields, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 3 February 2016

J. L. Chaloupka and M. E. Anderson, Supercontinuum optical vortices: generation, characterization, and control, Colorado Ultrafast Photonics Initiative Workshop, Granby, CO, 11 April 2015

J. L. Chaloupka, Color schlieren imaging with monochromatic sources, OSA Annual Meeting (Frontiers in Optics), Tucson, AZ, 22 October 2014

M. E. Anderson, C. Stinson, N. Miller, and J. L. Chaloupka, Vortex interference effects from a segmented spatial light modulator and a supercontinuum source, OSA Annual Meeting (Frontiers in Optics), Orlando, FL, 7 October 2013

M. Woods III and J. L. Chaloupka, Two-path, double knife edge Schlieren imaging, OSA Annual Meeting (Frontiers in Optics), Rochester, NY, 16 October 2012

M. E. Anderson, H. Bigman, L. E. E. de Araujo, and J. L. Chaloupka, Measuring the topological charge of ultra-broadband, optical-vortex beams with a triangular aperture, OSA Annual Meeting (Frontiers in Optics), Rochester, NY, 16 October 2012

J. L. Chaloupka, Physical Sciences Seminar, Ultrafast, high-intensity laser systems and spatial beam shaping, United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, Connecticut, 21 September 2012

J. L. Chaloupka, Physics Department Atomic Molecular Optical Seminar, The Effect of Realistic Focal Conditions on Strong-Field Ionization, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2 June 2009

J. L. Chaloupka, Physics Department Colloquium, Ultrafast lasers and ultra-intense fields: atomic physics under extreme conditions, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 7 November 2008