Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Columbia, 1983

Scholarly Interests

  • Quantum optics
  • Optical pumping
  • Geometric phases

Selected Publications

Introducing the statistical mechanics of identical particles: An exact microcanonical treatment of harmonically trapped particles
Martin Ligare
Submitted for publication
PDF

Propagation of quantized fields through negative-index media
Martin Ligare
J. Mod. Optics 58, 1551 (2011)
PDF, Published online in the Journal of Modern Optics

Classical thermodynamics of particles in harmonic traps
Martin Ligare
Am. J. Phys. 78, 815 (2010)
PDFpublished abstract (Copyright 2010, American Association of Physics Teachers. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Association of Physics Teachers.)

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Transit times of radiation through photonic bandgap materials: Pulse reshaping of classical and quantum fields in the time domain
Martin Ligare, Aaron Gee-Clough, and Charles Doersam
Submitted for publication.
physics/0210064PSPDF

Atomic decay and re-absorption in inhomogeneous one-dimensional cavities: An example with an analytical solution
Martin Ligare
Unpublished complement to "Transit times of radiation ..." (see above)
PSPDF

Electromagnetically induced transparency and reduced light speeds for single photons in a fully quantized model
Thomas Purdy and Martin Ligare
J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt., 5 (3), 289-299 (2003)
PDF (Copyright 2003, Institute of Physics Publishing); quant-ph/0204173,

Manifestation of classical wave delays in a fully-quantized model of the scattering of a single photon
Thomas Purdy, Daniel R. Taylor, and Martin Ligare
J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt., 5 (1), 85-94 (2003)
PSPDF (Copyright 2003, Institute of Physics Publishing); quant-ph/0204009

The calculated photon: Visualization of a quantum field
Martin Ligare and Ryan Oliveri
Am. J. Phys., 70 (1), 58-66 (2002)
PSPDFpublished abstract (Copyright 2002, American Association of Physics Teachers. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Association of Physics Teachers.)

Atomic decay and re-absorption in a one-dimensional cavity: Analytical results
Martin Ligare
Unpublished complement to "The calculated photon ..." (see above)
PSPDF

Comment on `Numerical analysis of Bose-Einstein condensation in three-dimensional harmonic oscillator potential' by Martin Ligare [Am. J. Phys. 66 (3), 185-190 (1998)] - An extension to anisotropic traps and lower dimensions
Martin Ligare
Am. J. Phys., 70 (1), 76-78 (2002)
PSPDFpublished abstract (Copyright 2002, American Association of Physics Teachers. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Association of Physics Teachers.)

Manifestation of classical phase in a single spontaneously emitted photon
Martin Ligare and Daniel R. Taylor
Presented at the Eighth Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, June 2001; published in Coherence and Quantum Optics VIII, N.P. Bigelow, J.H. Eberly, C.R. Stroud, and I.A. Walmsley, eds., (Plenum, 2003)
PSPDF

Numerical analysis of Bose-Einstein condensation in a three-dimensional harmonic oscillator potential
Martin Ligare
Am. J. Phys. 66, 185 (1998)
PSPDFpublished abstract (Copyright 1998, American Association of Physics Teachers. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Association of Physics Teachers.)

Simple soluble models of quantum damping applied to cavity quantum electrodynamics
Martin Ligare and Stephen Becker
Am. J. Phys. 63, 788 (1995)
PSPDFpublished abstract (Copyright 1995, American Association of Physics Teachers. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Association of Physics Teachers.)

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