Cody Leary

Cody Leary

Associate Professor of Physics - Department Chair

Department/Affiliation: Physics
Phone: 330-263-2274
Office Address: 108 Taylor
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Degrees

  • B.S., University of Puget Sound (Physics and Mathematics) 2003
  • M.S., Ph.D. University of Oregon 2004, 2010
  • Dissertation title: "Measurement and control of transverse photonic degrees of freedom via parity sorting and spin-orbit interaction"

Research Interests

  • Parity-based measurement and control of transverse quantum states of light, bimodal two-photon interference, quantum entanglement, spin-orbit interaction of electrons and photons in cylindrical geometries.

Courses Taught

  • Calculus Physics
  • Modern Physics
  • Electronics for Scientists
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Particle Physics
  • Thermal Physics
  • First Year Seminar
  • Math Methods for Physical Sciences
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Junior Independent Study

Senior Theses Advised [abstracts]

  • Preston Pozderac (Physics and Math), Blinded by the Light: An Investigation of the Wave Propagation of Vector Modes of Light in a Spherically Symmetric Refractive Index Profile, 2017
  • Michael Wolf, Optical Tractor Beam: Force on a Small Nanobead, 2017
  • Michael Bush (Physics and Math), A Comparative Analysis of Photon and Electron Wave Functions in Spherically Symmetric Potentials, 2016
  • Andrew King-Smith, Manipulation of Polarized Transverse Spatial Modes to Induce Non-linear Structures Using the Geometric Phase, 2016
  • Maggie Lankford, The Production and Manipulation of Nonseparable Spin-Orbit Modes of Light Under Hong-Ou-Mandel Interference Conditions, 2016
  • Yashasvi Lohia, Modal Analysis of Light Propagating Through Structurally Disturbed Optical Fibers, 2016
  • Saul Propp (Physics and Philosophy) Relativistic Perturbations and Ontological Implications: Exploring the Zitterbewegung and Laying the Groundwork for a Quantum Ontology, 2015
  • Deepika Sundarraman, The Manipulation of Transverse Spatial Mode and Polarization Degrees of Freedom of Light in an Asymmetric Interferometric System, 2014
  • Tom Gilliss, Manipulation of Transverse Photonic Degrees of Freedom via Classical and Hong-Ou-Mandel Interference, 2013
  • Karl Smith, Electrons Aligned and Felines Undefined: Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics and Perturbing the Spin-Orbit Interaction in Electrons, 2013
  • Michael-Erik Ronlund, Sorting Spatial Wavefunctions of Photons by Parity, 2013
  • Mohammad Saif Ahmad, Parity-based Measurement and Control of the Spatial Wave Function of Photons, 2012
  • Margaret Raabe, Manipulation of a Photon's Wave Function in Optical Fibers, 2012

Recent Publications (*student co-author)

  • Dashielle L.P. Vitullo, Cody C. Leary, Patrick Gregg, Roger A. Smith, Dileep V. Reddy, S. Ramachandran, and Michael G. Raymer, "Observation of Interaction of Spin and Insrinsic Orbital Angular Momentum of Light", Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 083601 (2017).
  • C.C. Leary, Maggie Lankford* and Deepika Sundarraman*, "Polarization-based control of spin-orbit vector modes of light in biphoton interference", Optics Express Vol. 24, 3 pp. 14227-14241 (2016).
  • Leary, Cody C., Maggie Lankford* and Deepika Sundarraman*, "Polarization-Based Control of Spin-Orbit Hybrid Modes of Light in Biphoton Interference", in Conference on Laser and Electro Optics 2016 and 2016 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, San Jose, CA (2016).
  • C. Leary, M. Lankford* and D. Sundarraman*, "Coupling of spin and orbital degrees of freedom in tunable Hong-Ou-Mandel interference involving photons in hybrid spin-orbit modes”, Proceedings of SPIE: Optics and Optoelectronics - Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Transfer and Processing (2015).
  • C. Leary and Karl H. Smith*, "Unified dynamics of electrons and photons via Zitterbewegung and spin-orbit interaction", Phys. Rev. A, 89, 023831, (2014).
  • Cody C. Leary, Thomas Gilliss* and Deepika Sundarraman*, "Bimodal Hong-Ou-Mandel Interference in Symmetric and Asymmetric Optical Systems", proceedings of the Conference on Coherence in Quantum Optics, Optical Society of America, M6 05 (2013). 
  • Dashiell L. Vitullo, M. G. Raymer, Cody C. Leary, Siddharth Ramachandran, “Photonic Spin-Orbit Interaction in Few-Mode-Optical Fiber,” in the Proceedings of the Frontiers in Optics: Laser Science XXVII Conference, San Jose, CA (2011).
  • Yoonshik Kang, Kiyoung Cho, Jaewoo Noh, Dash Vitullo, Cody Leary, and Michael G. Raymer, "Remote preparation of complex spatial state of single photons and verification by two-photon imaging experiment" Opt. Express 18, 1217 (2010).
  • C. C. Leary, M. G. Raymer, and S. J. Van Enk, "Spin and Orbital Rotation of Electrons and Photons via Spin-Orbit Interaction" Phys. Rev. A (Rapid Communications) 80, 061804 (2009).
  • C. C. Leary, L. A. Baumgardner, and M. G. Raymer, "Stable mode sorting by two-dimensional parity of photonic transverse spatial states" Opt. Express 17, 4 (2009).
  • C. C. Leary, D. Reeb, and M. G. Raymer, "Self-spin-controlled rotation of spatial states of a Dirac electron in a cylindrical potential via spin-orbit interaction" New J. Phys. 10, 103022 (2008).