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BS Pontifical Catholic University of Peru 1980; PhD University of Notre Dame 1986
Experimental atomic physics; physical optics; quantum optics; physics education.
Professor Galvez is an atomic and optical physics experimentalist. Recently his studies have focused on optics and quantum optics. These include fundamental studies of the geometric phase in optics, optical beams in high-order modes, singular optics, photon entanglement and studies of quantum interference with correlated photons. Prof. Galvez is also interested in physics education and in the development of new physics laboratories for undergraduates.
- 2010 Award to Faculty Member for Research at an Undergraduate Institution, from the American Physical Society.
- External grants: Research Corporation, 1990, 2000 and 2006, National Science Foundation – physics research, 1992, 2000, 2009; National Science Foundation-education, 1994, 2000, and 2005; Air Force Research 2009, 2010
- Mentored students who received (Bryce Gadway, 2008) or were finalists (Matt Pysher, 2006) of the Apker Award of the American Physical Society for best research by an undergraduate.
Image (right) taken in our lab of single photons in a mode that has a helical wavefront (left). See 2011 article in the New Journal of Physics for more information.
* = Student co-author
Article links to the file of the publication that follows
- "Mapping of all polarization-singularity C-point morphologies," E.J. Galvez, B.L. Rojec,* and K. Beach, Proceedings of SPIE (submitted, 2014).
- "Generation of isolated asymmetric umbilics in light's polarization," E.J. Galvez, B.L. Rojec,* V. Kumar, and N.K. Viswanathan (Accepted for publication in Physical Review A - Rapid Communications; e-preprint: arXiv:1402.5442v1).
- "Imaging optical singularities; Understanding the duality of C-points and optical vortices," E.J. Galvez, B.L. Rojec,* and K.R. McCullough,* Proceedings of SPIE 8637, 863706 1-10 (2013).
- "Poincare-beam patterns produced by non-separable superpositions of Laguerre-Gauss and polarization modes of light," E.J. Galvez, S. Khadka,* W.H. Schubert,* and S. Nomoto* Applied Optics 51, 2925-2934 (2012).
- Electronics with Discrete Components, E.J. Galvez (Wiley, Hoboken, 2012)
- "Poincare Modes of Light," E.J. Galvez and S. Khadka,* Proceedings of SPIE 8274, (2012).
- "Proposal to produce two and four qubits with spatial modes of two photons," E.J. Galvez, Proceedings of SPIE 8274 (2012).
- "Vector Beams in Free Space" E.J. Galvez in Angular Momentum of Light, D.L. Andrews and M. Babiker Eds. (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012).
- "Preparing photon pairs entangled in any desired spatial modes via interference" E.J. Galvez, Proceedings of SPIE 8057, 805706 (2011).
- "Interferometric measurement of the helical mode of a single photon", E.J. Galvez, L.E. Coyle,* E. Johnson,* and B.J. Reschovsky,* New Journal of Physics 13, 053017 1-10 (2011).
- Modern Introductory Physics, C.H. Holbrow, J.N. Lloyd, J.C. Amato, E.J. Galvez and M.E. Parks (Springer-Verlag, New York, 2010).
- "Qubit Quantum Mechanics with Correlated-photon Experiments," E.J. Galvez, American Journal of Physics 78, 510 (2010).
- "Imaging Spatial-Helical Mode Interference of Single Photons," E.J. Galvez, E. Johnson,* B.J. Reschovsky,* L.E. Coyle,* and A. Shah,* Proceedings of SPIE 7613 (2010).
- "Correlated-Photon Experiments for Undergraduate Labs," E.J. Galvez (Unpublished 2010). This is a detailed description of experiments for doing quantum mechanics labs.
- "Gaussian Beams," E.J. Galvez (unpublished-2009). This is a set of notes that I put together to complement a course in optics. It includes Gaussian beams, high order modes, and orbital angular momentum.
- “Propagation dynamics of optical vortices due to Gouy phase,” S.M. Baumann,* D.M. Kalb,* L.H. MacMillan,* and E.J. Galvez, Optics Express 17, 9818-9827 (2009).
- “Composite Vortices of displaced Laguerre-Gauss beams,” D.M. Kalb* and E.J. Galvez, Proceedings of SPIE 7227, 72270D 1-8 (2009).
- "Bell-Inequality Violations with Single Photons Entangled in Momentum and Polarization," B.R. Gadway,* E.J. Galvez, and F. De Zela, Journal of Physics B 42, 015503 1-9 (2009).
- “Singular Optics and Phase Properties,” E.J. Galvez in Structured Light and Its Applications, D.L. Andrews Ed. (Academic Press – Elsevier, 2008), pp 63-77.
- "Composite vortex patterns formed by component light beams with non-integral topological charge," E.J. Galvez and S.M. Baumann,* Proceedings of SPIE 6905, 69050D (2008).
- "Orbital Angular Momentum of Light in Optics Instruction," E.J. Galvez and N. Zhelev.* ETOP conference proceedings (2007).
- "Quantum Optics Experiments with Single Photons for Undergraduate Laboratories," E.J. Galvez and M. Beck. ETOP conference proceedings (2007).
- "Phase Shifting of an Interferometer using Nonlocal Quantum-State Correlations," E.J. Galvez, M. Malik,* and B.C. Melius,* Physical Review A-Rapid Communications 75, 020302(R) (2007).
- "Non-integral Vortex Structures in Diffracted Light Beams," S. Baumann* and E.J. Galvez, Proceedings of SPIE 6483, 64830T (2007).
- "Gaussian Beams in the Optics Course," E.J. Galvez, American Journal of Physics, 74, 355-361 (2006).
- "Composite Optical Vortices Formed by Collinear Laguerre-Gauss Beams," E.J. Galvez, N. Smiley,* and N. Fernandes,* Proceedings of SPIE 6131, 19-26 (2006).
- "Nonlocal Labeling of Paths in a Single-Photon Interferometer," M.J. Pysher,* E.J. Galvez, K. Misra,* K.R. Wilson,* B.C. Melius,* and M. Malik* Physical Review A 72, 052327 (2005).
- “Interference with correlated photons: Five quantum mechanics experiments for undergraduates,” E. J. Galvez, C. H. Holbrow, M. J. Pysher,* J. W. Martin,* N. Courtemanche,* L. Heilig,* and J. Spencer,*” American Journal of Physics 73, 127-140 (2005).
- “Existence and Absence of Geometric Phases Due to Mode Transformations of High-Order Modes,” E. J. Galvez and M. O’Connell,* Proceedings of SPIE 5736, 166-172 (2005).
- “Axial Control of Irregularly Shaped Microscopic Objects with Light Beams in High-Order Cartesian Modes,” E.J. Galvez, A. Weiss, G. Newbury, P.J. Crawford, and H.I. Sztul, Proceedings SPIE 5514, 674-677 (2004).
- “Undergraduate Laboratories Using Correlated Photons: Experiments on the Fundamentals of Quantum Physics,” E.J.Galvez, in Invention and Impact: Building Excellence in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education, (AAAS, 2004) pp 113-118.
- Observation of New Modal Patterns in Experiments with Hermite-Gaussian and Laguerre-Gaussian Laser Modes, K. Contreras, G. Baldwin, F. DeZela and E.J. Galvez, Proceedings SPIE 5522, 336-341 (2004).
- “Measurements of the Geometric Phase of First-Order Optical Gaussian Beams,” E.J. Galvez, H.I. Sztul,* and P.J. Haglin,* Coherence and Quantum Optics VIII (Edited by N. Bigelow et. al., Kluwer Academic/PlenumPublishers, 2003), 387-388.
- “Geometric Phase Associated with Mode Transformation of Optical Beams Bearing Orbital Angular Momentum,” E.J. Galvez, P.R. Crawford,* H.I. Sztul,* M.J. Pysher,* P.J. Haglin,* and R.E. Williams, Physical Review Letters 90, 2039011-4 (2003).
- “Photon Quantum Mechanics and Beam Splitters,” C.H. Holbrow, E.J. Galvez, and M.E. Parks, American Journal of Physics 70, 260-265 (2002).
- “Applications of Geometric Phase in Optics,” E.J. Galvez, Recent Research Developments in Optics 2, 165-182 (2002).
- “Achromatic Polarization-Preserving Beam Displacer,” E.J. Galvez, Optics Letters 26, 971-973 (2001). PDF
- “Appearing and Disappearing Strong-Field (2d+time) Resonances in H Atoms,” E.J. Galvez, P.M. Koch, D. Richards, S.A. Zelazny, Physical Review A 61, 060101-4 (2000).
- “Variable Geometric Phase Polarization Rotators for the Visible,” E.J. Galvez, M.R. Cheyne,* J.B. Stewart,* C.D. Holmes,* H.I. Sztul,* Optics Communications 171, 7-13 (1999).
- “Geometric Phase of Optical Rotators,” E.J. Galvez and C.D. Holmes,* Journal of the Optical Society of America A 16, 1981-1985 (1999).
- “Beyond (1D+time) Dynamics in the Microwave Ionization of Excited H Atoms: Surprises from Experiments with Collinear Static and Linearly Polarized Electric Fields,” P.M. Koch, E.J. Galvez, S.A. Zelazny, Physica D, 131, 90-109 (1999).
- “Use of Four Mirrors to Rotate Linear Polarization but Preserve Input-Output Collinearity. II” E.J. Galvez and P.M. Koch, Journal of the Optical Society of America A 14, 3410-3414 (1997).
- “Blackbody-Induced Resonances Between Rydberg Stark States of Na.” E.J. Galvez, C.W. MacGregor,* B. Chaudhuri,* S. Gupta, E. Massoni, and F. De Zela, Physical Review A 55, 3002-3006 (1997).