John Cary Portrait
Professor
Physics
(303) 492-1489

Office: DUAN F821

Research Interests:

Physics of plasmas, nonlinear dynamics, and electromagnetics.

My research is in plasma physics, beam physics, nonlinear dynamics, and computational physics. My plasma physics interests include fusion plasma physics. My beam physics interests include the nonlinear dynamics of two-degree-of-freedom symplectic maps, the use of laser plasma interactions to generate large electric fields for particle acceleration, and the electromagnetics of dielectric and metallic structures. My computational interests are in massively parallel computing and in scientific Object Oriented Programming.

Selected Publications:

  1. D. N. Smithe, J. R. Cary, and J. A. Carlsson, “Divergence preservation in the ADI algorithms for electromagnetics,” J. Comput. Phys. 228, 7289-7299 (2009); http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2009.06.025.
  2. J. R. Cary and A. J. Brizard, “Hamiltonian Theory of Guiding-Center Motion,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 693 (2009); DOI:10.1103/RevModPhys.81.693.
  3. C. A. Bauer, G. R. Werner, and J. R. Cary, “Truncated photonic crystal cavities with optimized mode confinement,” J. Appl. Phys. 4 (105), 053107 (2008); DOI:10.1063/1.2973669.
  4. Karoly Nemeth, Baifei Shen, Yuelin Li, Robert Crowell, Katherine C. Harkay, and John R. Cary, “Laser driven coherent betatron oscillation in a laser-wakefield cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 095002 (2008), doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.095002,http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v100/e095002.
  5. N. Xiang and J. R. Cary, “Second harmonic generation of electron Bernstein waves in an inhomogeneous plasma,” Phys. Rev. Lett., 100, 085002 (2008); doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.085002; http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v100/e085002.