Leno Pedrotti

Contact Information

Leno M Pedrotti

Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty

Profile

Dr. Pedrotti joined the faculty of the physics department in the fall of 1987 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in 1986. He does research in the areas of quantum optics theory and laser physics. In 2007 he joined his father, Leno S. Pedrotti, and uncle, Frank L. Pedrotti, as an author of the third edition to the textbook, Introduction to Optics. Dr. Pedrotti has taught most of the courses in the undergraduate physics curriculum as well as several classes in the graduate electro-optics program.

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of New Mexico, 1986
  • B. A. in Physics, Wright State University, 1981

Research Interests

  • Atom/field/cavity interactions
  • Foundations of quantum mechanics
  • Micro-cavity lasers

Selected Publications

Books:

F. L. Pedrotti, L. S. Pedrotti, and L. M Pedrotti, Introduction to Optics, Pearson-Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River N. J. 07458 (2007)

Articles:

J. Gea-Banacloche and L. M. Pedrotti, “Single-photon, cavity-mediated gates: Detuning, losses, and nonadiabatic effects,” A 86, 052311 (2012).

J. Gea-Banacloche and L. M. Pedrotti, “Comparative model study of two-photon deterministic passive quantum logical gates,” Phys. Rev. A 83, 042333 (2011).

H. S. Ashour, M. Sokol, L. M. Pedrotti, and P. R. Rice, "Quantum theory of semiconductor lasers in the photon number representation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1995-2005 (2007)

J. P. Clemens, P. R. Rice, L. M. Pedrotti, “Spectra of Single Atom Lasers” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 2025, 2004.                      

R. J. Brecha and L. M. Pedrotti, "Analysis of imperfect polarizer effects in magnetic rotation spectroscopy." Optics Express, Vol. 5, No. 5, 101, (1999).

Majeed, M. Hayat, Sergio N. Torres, and L. M. Pedrotti, "Theory of photon-coincidence statistics in photon-correlated beams." Optics Communications 169, 275, (1999)

Bobby Jones, Shohini Ghose, Perry R. Rice, and L. M. Pedrotti, "Photon statistics of a single atom laser."  Phys. Rev. A 60, 3267 (1999)

L. M. Pedrotti, M. Sokol, and P. Rice, "Linewidth of four-level microcavity lasers." Phys. Rev. A 59, 2295 (1999)

R. J. Brecha, L. M. Pedrotti, and D. Krause, "Magnetic rotation spectroscopy of molecular oxygen with a diode laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B,  14, 1921 (1997).

P. Rice, X. Yin, J. Walden, J. Gea-Banacloche, L. M. Pedrotti, and J. Mullen, “Laser With Injected Squeezed Vacuum: Phase Diffusion and Intensity Fluctuations,” Phys. Rev. A., 50, 4176, (1994).

J. Gea-Banacloche, Ning Lu, L. M. Pedrotti, S. Prasad, M. O. Scully,, and K. Wodkiewicz "Treatment of the Spectrum of Squeezing Based on the Modes of the Universe. I. Theory and Applications," Phys. Rev. A, 41, 369 (1990).

J. Gea-Banacloche, Ning Lu, L. M. Pedrotti, S. Prasad, M. O. Scully,, and K. Wodkiewicz "Treatment of the Spectrum of Squeezing Based on the Modes of the Universe. II. Applications," Phys. Rev. A, 41, 381 (1990).