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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Laser Lab 6.jpgLaszlo Ujj, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics

Department of Physics, School of Science and Engineering (SSE), University of West Florida

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Address and Office Location:
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway, 
Pensacola,
  FL 32514

Building 4, Room 141
Phone: 850 474 2645
E-mail: LUJJ@uwf.edu

Please note: Update (May 2012). Please note: I am back to UWF and getting active again here. The best way to communicate with me is E-mail..

           Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory of SSE, Department of Physics

Building 4, room 142, UWF Pensacola Campus

Teaching: I thought all of the following courses several times, so get ready to learn them from me when the time comes.
PHY- 4323 Electricity and Magnetism 1 and 2, PHY- 4445 Lasers and Applications, PHZ- 4114 Mathematical Physics 1 and 2, PHY- 4413 Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, PHY-4910 and 4905 Independent Research or Directed Study in Laser Physics and Spectroscopy, LabView programing, PHY- 3424 Optics, PHY-3220 Intermediate Mechanics, MAP-2302 Ordinary Differential Equations, PHY-2049 University Physics 1 and 2, PHY-2054 General Physics 1 and 2, PHY-1020 Conceptual Physics. Quantum Theory 1 (fall 2012).
Major teaching goal: To coach and motivate physics majors to apply for graduate school and inspire non-physics majors to love physics.

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Service:

Public demonstrations and lectures for entertainment, educational, and recruitment purposes in Laser Spectroscopy, Physics and Optics (contact SSE)     

Member of College of Arts and Sciences Council (2011…)   Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\lujj\Documents\A veb oldalam ujra irasa!\bd13741_.gif

Former Member of College of Arts and Sciences Resource Allocation Committee (2011…)     Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\lujj\Documents\A veb oldalam ujra irasa!\bd13741_.gif

Former Adviser of Society of Physics Students (SPS) (2004-2011)   .  Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\lujj\Documents\A veb oldalam ujra irasa!\bd13741_.gif

Active Research:

1.   Theoretical models of “phase retrieval” methods (I love this part of math and physics)

2. Development of spectral analyses software in LabView for coherent Raman spectroscopy (this is my own way to contribute to spectroscopy)

3.   Passive and active Distributed Feedback Lasers (a quickly developing project)      Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\lujj\Documents\A veb oldalam ujra irasa!\bd13741_.gif

4.   Controlled Molecular Rotations (this idea will never go away)    Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\lujj\Documents\A veb oldalam ujra irasa!\bd13741_.gif

Physics Students of UWF: I am currently accepting applications to work on these projects with me.

Research Interest (in general):

1.     Applications of vibrational spectroscopies in biology and in medical sciences.

2.     Novel vibrational spectroscopies with ultrafast lasers (theoretical and experimental realizations).

3.     Manipulations, e.g. driven rotations of molecules with laser pulses.

4.     Realization of quantum information processing in molecular systems (if it is possible).

Engaging students in scientific research is an integral part of my research activity. Most of the recent publications have undergraduate student participation. 

Recent Scientific Publications (by 2011)

L. Ujj, R. Hemasinha, Comparison of Spectral Analysis Methods of CARS Spectroscopy, European Conference on Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy (ECONOS) and European CARS Workshop (ECW), University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, May 23-25, 2011, Power Point presentation,

L. Ujj, R. Hemasinha, C. Prayaga, Spectral Decomposition Methods for Coherent Raman Spectroscopy,  CORALS-II-2011, the 2nd International Meeting on Micro-Raman and Luminescence Studies in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, which held in Madrid, Spain from May 18-19-20, 2011, Oral presentation.

Ross Dickinson, A. Timothy Royappa, Florentina Tone, Laszlo Ujj, Guoqing Wu, Distribution of Non-uniform Demagnetization Fields in Paramagnetic Bulk Solids, Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 013902 (2011)

Matthew Vaughn, Ross Dickinson, and Laszlo Ujj, Mathematical Model for Investigating the Performance Characteristics of Distributed Feedback Dye Lasers, Research Conference at UWF, April, 2011., Poster.

Darren North, Samuel Beck, Jodie Gray, Shane Drye, Tim Royappa, Laszlo Ujj, Chandra Prayaga, Fluorescence decay of CdSe nanoparticles in Liquid Crystals near Phase Transitions, March Meeting of the American Physical Society, March 21 - 25, 2011 in Dallas, Texas, Poster.

Hannah Buchanan, Lance Daly, Jeffrey Brown, Shane Drye, Tracy Lawson, Michael Kordell, Tim Royappa, Laszlo Ujj, Chandra Prayaga, “Nonlinear Dielectric Response of the Liquid Crystal 8CB near the phase transitions”, March Meeting of the American Physical Society, March 21 - 25, 2011 in Dallas, Texas, Poster.

Samuel Beck, Jodie Gray, Shane Drye, Darren North, Tim Royappa, Laszlo Ujj, Chandra Prayaga, “Spectral Measurements of Fluorescence of CdSe nanoparticles in Liquid Crystals near Phase Transitions”, March Meeting of the American Physical Society, March 21 - 25, 2011 in Dallas, Texas, Poster.

Jodie Gray, Dr. Chandra Prayaga, Shane Drye, Dr. Laszlo Ujj, Samuel Beck, Dr. Tim Royappa, Darren North, Bill Caplinger, “Laser Induced Fluorescence Studies of Liquid Crystals near Phase Transitions”, Women in Physics Conference, Oregon, Fall 2010, Oral presentation.

Laszlo Ujj, Ferenc Bartha, Zengjun Chen, Chandra Prayaga, Timothy Royappa, Charles Amos, Mauricio Tsukuda “Polarization Sensitive CARS Investigations of Controlled Molecular Rotations”, XXII International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS 2010), Boston, August 8-13th,(2010).

Chandra Prayaga, Laszlo Ujj, Tracy Lawson, Michael Kordell, Shane Drye

“Electric Field Dependent Nonlinear Dielectric Response in the Nematic Phase of the Liquid Crystal 8CB”, Conf. on Liquid Crystals, Poland, (2010).

Chandra Prayaga, Laszlo Ujj, Michael Kordell, Tracy Lawson, Shane Drye, Holly Renaud, Jacques Perry, Priya Garg, “Dielectric Response of Liquid Crystal 8CB near the SmecticNematic and Nematic – Liquid Phase Transitions”, Conference on Liquid Crystals, Poland, (2010).

Ross Dickinson, Laszlo Ujj, Timothy Royappa, Florentina Tone, and Guoqing Wu, “Distribution of Non-uniform Demagnetization Field of Bulk Samples in NMR Spectroscopy and Frequency Shift Analysis”, APS April Meeting (2010).

Michael Kordell II, Tracy Lawson, Chandra Prayaga, Laszlo Ujj, “Investigation of Dielectric Properties of Liquid Crystals near Phase Transitions”, APS March Meeting, Portland, (2010).

Laszlo Ujj, Scott Miller, Jonathan Welch, Charles Amos, Chandra Prayaga, “Charge Transfer Molecular Rotor DCVJ Investigated by Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy”, Poster presented at the conference of The 40th Annual Meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, May 19–23, 2009 at the University of Virginia.

Jon Welch, Charles Amos, Scott Miller, Chandra Prayaga, Guoqing Wu, and Laszlo Ujj

“Investigation of a Molecular Rotor with Vibrational Spectroscopy”, SeaStars (UWF) research symposium 2009, President’s Award

Charles Amos, Jon Welch, Laszlo Ujj, and Chandra Prayaga,

“Through the Looking Glass: Removal of Image Aberrations by Optical Phase Conjugation in Rhodamine 6-G”, SeaStars (UWF) research symposium 2009.

Ross Dickinson, Jeremy Munn, Charles Amos, Chandra Prayaga, Laszlo Ujj, and Guoqing Wu

“Development of a High-resolution AC Susceptometer for Materials Research and Science Education”, SeaStars (UWF) research symposium 2009,

Best Undergraduate Poster award.

Laszlo Ujj, "The Physics of Coherent Raman Spectroscopy”, lecture, March meeting of the American Physical Society, New Orleans, March 2008.

D. Watson, J.D. Olitzky, E. Knowles, L. Ujj, "Polarization Sensitive CARS Analysis of Molecular Vibrational Spectra” at the SeaStars, UWF, 2008.

J.D. Olitzky, C. Clanton, L. Ujj, "Development of Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy” at the SPS Zone 6 meeting at the Florida Institute of Technology, 2007. The poster won the best undergraduate research award.

A . C. Terentis, L. Ujj, H. Abramczyk, G.H. Atkinson “Primary Events in Bacteriorhodopsin Photocycle: Torsional Vibrational Dephasing in the First Excited Electronic State”, Chemical Physics, 313, 51-62, (2005).

A. C. Terentis, Y. Zhou, G. H. Atkinson, L. Ujj, “Picosecond Time-Resolved Coherent Ant-Stokes Spectroscopy of the Artificial Bacteriorhodopsin Pigment, BR6.11”, J. Phys. Chem. A,  107, 10787-10797 (2003).

G. H. Atkinson,Y. Zhou, L. Ujj, A. Aharoni, M. Sheves, and M. Ottolenghi,Dynamics and Retinal Structural Changes in the Photocycle of the Artificial Bacteriorhodopsin Pigment BR6.9, J. Phys. Chem. A, 106, 3325-3336 (2002)

Laszlo Ujj and George H. Atkinson, Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy, in Handbook of Vibrational Spectroscopy, John Wiley & Sons., Ltd.,  January 2002

Laszlo Ujj, Colin G. Coates,  John M. Kelly, Paul E. Kruger,  John J. McGarvey, and George H. Atkinson, “ Picosecond Coherent Vibrational Spectroscopy (CARS) of a DNA-Intercalating Ru Complex”, J. Phys. Chem. B,106, 4854-4862   (2002)

Y. Zhou, L. Ujj, T. E. Meyer, M. A. Cusanovich, G. H. Atkinson, “Photocycle Dynamics and Vibrational Spectroscopy of the E46Q Mutant of Photoactive Yellow Protein”, J. Phys. Chem., A 105, 23, 5719-5726 (2001).

L. UJJ, Y. Zhou, M. Sheves, M. Ottolenghi, and G. H. Atkinson, A Vibrational Spectrum of a J-Like Bacteriorhodopsin Intermediate: Picosecond Time-resolved CARS of T5.12 in the Artificial BR5.12 Photo-reaction, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 122, 1, 96-106  (2000).

G. H Atkinson, L. Ujj, and Y. Zhou, “Vibrational Spectrum of the J-625 Intermediate in the Room Temperature Bacteriorhodopsin Photocycle”,

J. Phys. Chem. A, 104, 18, 4130- 4139 (2000).

List of Publications Before the Year of 2000       Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\lujj\Documents\A veb oldalam ujra irasa!\bd13741_.gif

Synergetic Interest:

1.     How to kill a virus ?

2.     Can EM waves control animal behavior ?

3. Is love sustained forever ?

You are welcome to answer these questions and discuss them with me!!!!!!

I am the only one who is responsible for this web site!