Francois Maugerphoto: mauger

Assistant Professor of Physics

Ph.D., 2012 - Aix-Marseille University

Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
210-E Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
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Research Interests

Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

My research program is centered around theoretical and applied atomic, molecular, and optical physics with connections to computational physical chemistry and nonlinear dynamics. We study quantum electron dynamics in atoms and molecules with a few to many degrees of freedom and their interaction with short and intense laser/light pulses. Specifically, we focus on ultrafast processes at the atto/femtosecond time scales (10-18/10-15 s) and the experimental techniques to observe those using advanced light sources.

Current and Select Publications

  • F. Mauger, A.S. Folorunso, K.A. Hamer, C. Chandre, M.B. Gaarde, K. Lopata, and K.J. Schafer, “Charge migration manifests as attosecond solitons in conjugated organic molecules,” Physical Review Research 4, 013073 (2022), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.4.013073
  • K.A. Hamer, D.R. Tuthill, T.D. Scarborough, L.F. DiMauro, K. Lopata, K.J. Schafer, M.B. Gaarde, and F. Mauger, “Orbital-resolved calculations of two-center interferences in linear triatomic molecules,” Physical Review A 104, 033114 (2021)), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.104.033114
  • D.R. Tuthill, F. Mauger, T.D. Scarborough, R.R. Jones, M.B. Gaarde, K. Lopata, K.J. Schafer, and L.F. DiMauro, “Multidimensional molecular high-harmonic spectroscopy: a road map for charge migration studies,” Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 372, 111353 (2020), DOI: 10.1016/j.jms.2020.111353
  • P. Sándor, A. Sissay, F. Mauger, M.W. Gordon, T.T. Gorman, T.D. Scarborough, M.B. Gaarde, K. Lopata, K.J. Schafer, and R.R. Jones, “Angle-dependent strong-field ionization of halomethanes,” The Journal of Chemical Physics 151, 194308 (2019), DOI: 10.1063/1.5121711
  • F. Mauger, A.D. Bandrauk, and T. Uzer, “Circularly polarized molecular high harmonic generation using a bicircular laser,” Journal of Physics B 49, 10LT01 (2016), DOI: 10.1088/0953-4075/49/10/10LT01
  • F. Mauger, C. Chandre, and T. Uzer, “Recollisions and Correlated Double Ionization with Circularly Polarized Light,” Physical Review Letters 105, 083002 (2010), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.083002
  • F. Mauger, C. Chandre, and T. Uzer, “Strong Field Double Ionization: The Phase Space Perspective,” Physical Review Letters 102, 173002 (2009), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.173002