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Department of Physics

Kevin Carnes

Kevin CarnesResearch Professor
29 Cardwell Hall
(785) 532-2662
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Ph.D. Purdue University, 1984

Research Area

Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics 
  • Ionization and break-up of molecules by fast and slow highly-charged ions and by ultrashort intense laser pulses
  • Developing data acquisition and analysis computer code for three dimensional coincidence momentum spectroscopy

Research Support

  • Department of Energy

Recent Selected Publications

B. Langdon, J. Garlick, X. Ren, D.J. Wilson, A.M. Summers, S. Zigo, M.F. Kling, S. Lei, C.G. Elles, E. Wells, E.D. Poliakoff, K.D. Carnes, V. Kumarappan, I. Ben-Itzhak, and C.A. Trallero-Herrero (2015). Carrier-envelope-phase stabilized terawatt class laser at 1 kHz with a wavelength tunable optionOptics Express 23, 4563.

L. Graham, M. Zohrabi, B. Gaire, U. Ablikim, B. Jochim, B. Berry, T. Severt, K. J. Betsch, A.M. Summers, U. Lev, O. Heber, D. Zajfman, I. D. Williams, K.D. Carnes, B.D. Esry, and I. Ben-Itzhak (2015). Fragmentation of CD+ induced by intense ultrashort laser pulsesPhysical Review A 91, 023414.

A.M. Sayler, J. McKenna, B. Gaire, N.G. Kling, K. D. Carnes, B. D. Esry, and I. Ben-Itzhak (2014).  Elucidating isotopic effects in intense ultrafast laser-driven D2H+ fragmentationJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 47, 031001 IOP Fast Track Communication.

E. Wells, C.E. Rallis, M. Zohrabi, R. Siemering, B. Jochim, P.R. Andrews, U. Ablikim, B. Gaire, S. De, K.D. Carnes, B. Bergues, R. de Vivie-Riedle, M.F. Kling, and I. Ben-Itzhak (2013).  Adaptive strong-field control of chemical dynamics guided by three-dimensional momentum imagingNature Communications 4, 2895. 

N.G. Kling, K.J. Betsch, M. Zohrabi, S. Zeng, F. Anis, U. Ablikim, B. Jochim, Z. Wang, M. Kübel, M. F. Kling, K. D. Carnes, B. D. Esry, and I. Ben-Itzhak.  (2013)  Carrier-envelope phase control over pathway interference in strong-field dissociation of H2+.  Physical Review Letters 111, 163004.