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Faculty: Stanley Haan

Stanley Haan, Professor, Dean for the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Spoelhof Center 325B, Science Building 180

Area of research

Theoretical atomic physics, especially as relating to the interaction of atoms with high-intensity lasers; science education

Educational background

  • BS, Calvin College, Physics and Mathematics, 1977
  • PhD.,  University of Colorado Boulder, Physics, 1983

Professional history

  • Professor, Calvin College, 1991-present, visiting scholar, University of Rochester (Rochester, NY), 1992-3
  • Associate professor, Calvin College, 1985-1991, visitor, JILA (Boulder, CO), 1986
  • Assistant professor, Calvin College, 1983-1985, consultant, JILA  (Boulder, CO), 1984
  • Research associate, JILA, 1983 and assistant professor, University of Colorado at Denver, 1983

APS Fellow

Professor Haan has been named a Fellow in the American Physical Society. Read more.

Recent publications

Note: an asterisk by a name indicates an undergraduate assistant.

S.L. Haan, N.A. Danks*, and K.N. Shomsky*, “Sequential ionization and energy gain of bound electrons in classical modeling of atoms in strong laser fields,” Physical Review A 86, 033418 (2012).

S.L. Haan, Z.S. Smith,* K.N. Shomsky,* P.W. Plantinga,* and T.L. Atallah,* "Anticorrelated Electrons from High-Intensity Nonsequential Double Ionization of Atoms," Phys. Rev. A 81, 023409 (2010).

K.N. Shomsky,* Z.S. Smith,* and S.L. Haan, "Frustrated Ionization in Non-Sequential Double Ionization: A Classical Model," Phys. Rev. A 79, 061402(R) (2009).

S.L. Haan, Z.S. Smith,* K.N. Shomsky,* and P.W. Plantinga,* "Electron Drift Directions in Strong-Field Double Ionization of Atoms," J. Phys. B 42, 134009 (2009).

S.L. Haan, Z.S. Smith,* K.N. Shomsky,* and P.W. Plantinga,* "Anticorrelated Electrons from Weak Recollisions in Non-Sequential Double Ionization," J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 41 (2008) 211002. This paper was selected for inclusion in IOP Select (November 2008), and was highlighted in Europhysics News 40, Number 1, page 15, (2009).

S.L. Haan, Z.S. Smith,* and J.S. VanDyke,* "Recollision Excitation, Electron Correlation, and the Production of High-Momentum Electrons in Double Ionization," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 113001 (2008).

S.L. Haan and Z.S. Smith,* "Classical explanation for electrons above the 2Up cutoff in strong-field double ionization at 390 nm", Phys. Rev. A. 76, 053412 (November 2007).

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Additional information

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