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Milchberg, Howard

Milchberg, Howard

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Physics
Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics
A.V. Williams Building, Rm. 1415

EDUCATION

B.Eng. (1979, Engineering Physics), McMaster Univ.; Ph.D. (1985, Astrophysical Sciences), Princeton Univ.; AT&T Bell Laboratories (1985-87); Assistant Prof.(1988-1993), Assoc. Prof. (1993-95), Professor (1995-present) Univ. of Maryland.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, 2023
  • OSA Fellow (2012)
  • American Physical Society (APS) John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics (2005)
  • Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, University of Maryland (2005-2006)
  • Supervisor of American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics Dissertation Award Winner (1999, 2004, 2012)
  • American Physical Society Fellow (1995)
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator (1988)
  • NSERC Postgraduate Fellowship, National Research Council of Canada (1979-84).



  

Google Scholar

Nonlinear optics, laser and optical physics, interaction of intense electromagnetic fields with atoms, solids, and plasmas; generation and application of coherent and incoherent short wavelength radiation.

  • Plasma hydrodynamics of the intense laser-cluster interaction



    H.M. Milchberg, S.J. McNaught, and E. Parra, Phys. Rev. E 64, 056402 (2001).
  • A pump-probe investigation of laser-droplet plasma dynamics



    S. J. McNaught, J. Fan, E. Parra, and H. M. Milchberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 4100 (2001).
  • Characterization of a cryogenic, high-pressure gas jet operated in the droplet regime



    E. Parra, S.J. McNaught, and H.M. Milchberg, Rev. Sci. Inst. 73, 468 (2002).
  • Characterization of a cryogenic, high-pressure gas jet operated in the droplet regime



    E. Parra, S.J. McNaught, and H.M. Milchberg, Rev. Sci. Inst. 73, 468 (2002).
  • Resonant self-trapping of high intensity Bessel beams in under-dense plasmas



    J. Fan, E. Parra, K. Y. Kim, I. Alexeev, H. M. Milchberg, J. Cooley and T.M. Antonsen, Phys. Rev. E 65, 056408 (2002).
  • Measurement of the superluminal group velocity of an ultrashort Bessel beam pulse



    I.Alexeev, K.Y. Kim, and H.M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 073901 (2002).
  • Single-shot supercontinuum spectral interferometry



    K.Y Kim, I. Alexeev, and H. M. Milchberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4124 (2002).
  • Single-shot measurement of laser-induced double step ionization of helium



    K.Y. Kim, I. Alexeev, and H.M. Milchberg, Optics Express 10, 1563 (2002).
  • Hydrodynamic timescales for intense laser-heated clusters



    E. Parra, I. Alexeev, J. Fan, K. Y. Kim, S. J. McNaught, and H.M. Milchberg, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 118 (2003).
  • Time-resolved explosion of intense laser-heated clusters



    K.Y. Kim, I. Alexeev, E. Parra, and H.M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 023401 (2003).
  • Self-focusing of intense laser pulses in a clustered gas



    I.Alexeev, T. M. Antonsen, K.Y. Kim, and H.M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev Lett. 90, 103402 (2003).
  • Measurement of the average size and density of clusters in a gas jet



    K. Y. Kim, V. Kumarappan, and H. M. Milchberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 3210 (2003).
  • Gases of exploding laser-heated cluster nanoplasmas as a nonlinear optical medium



    K.Y. Kim, I. Alexeev, V. Kumarappan, E. Parra, T. Antonsen, T. Taguchi, A. Gupta, and H.M. Milchberg., Phys. of Plasmas 11, 2882 (2004).
  • Resonant heating of a cluster plasma by intense laser light



    T. Taguchi, T.M. Antonsen, and H.M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 205003 (2004).
  • Spectral redshifts in the intense laser-cluster interaction



    K.Y. Kim, I. Alexeev, T.M. Antonsen, A. Gupta, V. Kumarappan, and H.M. Milchberg, Phys. Rev. A 71, R011201 (2005).

Professor Milchberg to Receive APS Award

Honored for Work in Plasma Optics and Laser-Driven Particle Accelerators

UMD Lab to Become Major Laser Research Center

Lab for Intense Laser-Matter Interactions Named LaserNetUS Node 

More Recognition for Professor Howard Milchberg’s Research

Work featured in Optics & Photonics News

Maryland experiment demonstrates continuously operating optical fiber made of thin air

Howard Milchberg and his group featured in Optica Memorandum

Nearly 50-meter Laser Experiment Sets Record in Campus Hallway

Record set by group led by Professor Howard Milchberg

Compact Electron Accelerator Reaches New Speeds with Nothing But Light

UMD team achieves feat using two laser pulses sent through a jet of hydrogen gas.

$1.6M Award for New Laser System Received from National Science Foundation

Professor Howard Milchberg will lead implementation of upgraded laser system.

Somersaulting Photons

In a paper published today in Optica, Professor Milchberg’s group demonstrates the surprising result that photons in vacuum can have orbital angular momentum vectors pointing sideways.

Three Science Terps Named 2021 Goldwater Scholars

Three University of Maryland undergraduates were awarded scholarships this year by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which encourages students to pursue advanced study and research careers in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

Optical Society of America (OSA)

American Physical Society (APS)