Applied Optics, Optical Instrumentation, Integrating Cavity Spectroscopy, and Quantum Optics
Instructor, Physics & Astronomy
2003 BS Physics, Truman State University
2014 PhD Physics, Texas A&M University
My primary research has involved the development and use of a novel diffuse reflector material for various types of optical and spectroscopic applications. In particular, I have the led the development of a new type of integrating cavity absorption spectroscopy involving the temporal decay of the light in the cavity. This provides a very sensitive technique for measuring absorption coefficients, even when the sample produces strong scattering. More recently, I have also been involved in a number of projects that use our diffuse reflector material for a variety of biomedical applications.