Ewan M. Wright

  • Faculty Affiliation: OSC Professor
  • Research Specialty: Optical Physics
Professor of Optical Sciences
Professor of Physics
Office Location: 
Meinel 636
Mailing Address: 

College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

Phone Number: 
520-621-2406
Fax: 
520-621-4358
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom), 1983
  • B.Sc., Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom), 1980
Employment: 
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center/College of Optical Sciences, 1999-present
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Physics, 1999-present
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1993-1999
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Physics, 1993-1999
  • Assistant Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1990-1993
  • Assistant Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Physics, 1990-1993
  • Assistant Research Professor:The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1987-1990
  • Research Associate: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1985-1987
  • Research Associate: Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (Germany), 1983-1985
Specific Research Interests: 
  • Theory and simulation of ultrashort pulse propagation in dielectric media, including the physics of light string propagation in gases.
  • High-harmonic generation in femtosecond enhancement cavities.
  • Novel laser beams.
  • Auantum optomechanics, in particular development of the optical spring mirror.
  • Theory of ultracold dilute atomic gases.
Research Summary: 

My research is theoretical and computational in nature and is in the general area of optical physics. Recent research highlights include propagation of light strings in gases, theory and simulation of high-harmonic generation in optical cavities, and proposal of an optical spring mirror for quantum optomechanics.

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