Professor of Physics
Department of Physics
My research interests are in experimental AMO physics, especially in the following areas:
· Ray tracing in birefringent crystals
· Colorimetry of light interference in anisotropic optical materials
· Computer-generated holography
· Electronic structure theory of matters
· Laser spectroscopy of biomolecules and their clusters
· Dynamics of molecules in ultrafast intense laser fields
· Electron impact dissociative ionization of molecules
· Ph.D. – Department of Physics, Peking University, China, 1998.
· B. S. – Department of Physics, Peking University, China, 1992.
· 2003.8- 2006.8 Research Associate
J. R. Macdonald Laboratory, Department of Physics, Kansas State University
Molecular dynamics in intense ultrashort laser pulses and in collision processes.
· 2002.8-2003.7 Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Germany
High-resolution ultraviolet spectroscopy of biomolecules and their clusters.
· 2001.2-2002.7 Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Fellow
Laboratory Astrophysics, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany
Dissociation dynamics of multiply ionized molecules due to electron impact.
· 1998.9-2000.8 Postdoctoral Researcher
Laser Technology Laboratory, RIKEN (Institute of Physical and Chemical Research), Japan
Generation and characterization of ultrashort femtosecond laser pulses.
1. “Non-refracted extraordinary rays in a uniaxial crystal”.
P. Q. Wang, Applied Optics 58, 883-891(2019).
2. “Visualizing the conoscopic isochromatic interference fringes in anisotropic crystals by spinning polarizer and analyzer”.
P. Q. Wang, Optics Letters 37, 4392-4394 (2012).
3. “Dissociation of H2+ in intense femtosecond laser fields studied by coincidence three-dimensional momentum imaging".
P. Q. Wang, A. M. Sayler, K. D. Carnes, J. F. Xia, M. A. Smith, B. D. Esry, and I. Ben-Itzhak, Physical Review A 74, 043411 (2006).
4. “Disentangling the volume effect through intensity-difference spectra: Application to laser-induced dissociation of H2+”.
P. Q. Wang, A. M. Sayler, K. D. Carnes, B. D. Esry, and I. Ben-Itzhak, Optics Letters 30, 664-666 (2005).
5. “Dissociation of multiply ionized alkanes from methane to n-butane due to electron impact”.
P. Q. Wang, and C. R. Vidal, Chemical Physics 280, 309-329 (2002).