# Renuka Rajapakse

## Full Time Lecturer

### Physics

## Contact

508-999-8360

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Science & Engineering 203E

## Education

1999 | University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka | B.Sc. |

2005 | University of Connecticut | M.S. |

2011 | University of Connecticut | Ph.D |

## Teaching

- Mathematical Methods
- Electromagnetic Theory
- Mechanics
- Quantum Optics

## Teaching

## Programs

### Programs

## Teaching

### Courses

Calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics, emphasizing problem solving. Topics include 1- and 2-dimensional kinematics and dynamics; Newton's Laws of Motion; work, energy and momentum; and rotational motion and angular momentum. Many of these topics are further explored in laboratory experiments.

Calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics, emphasizing problem solving. Topics include 1- and 2-dimensional kinematics and dynamics; Newton's Laws of Motion; work, energy and momentum; and rotational motion and angular momentum. Many of these topics are further explored in laboratory experiments.

Calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics, emphasizing problem solving. Topics include 1- and 2-dimensional kinematics and dynamics; Newton's Laws of Motion; work, energy and momentum; and rotational motion and angular momentum. Many of these topics are further explored in laboratory experiments.

A calculus-based introduction to the concepts of electricity and magnetism. Study of electric and magnetic fields, electric potential, capacitance and inductance, elementary circuits, and electromagnetic oscillations. Laboratory experiments provide students with a solid understanding of basic DC circuit concepts and an introduction to AC circuits.

Development of the mathematical tools useful in physics. Vector calculus, linear algebra, matrices, operators, orthogonal functions.

## Research

### Research Activities

- Research Scientist, University of Connecticut

## Research

### Research Interests

- Quantum Optics
- Quantum Computation
- Atomic and Molecular Physics
- Computational Physics

## Select publications

- J. Javanainen, R. Rajapakse (2019).

Light propagation in systems involving two-dimensional atomic lattices*Physical Review A*, 100, 013616. - J. Javanainen, R. Rajapakse (2015).

Bayesian inference to characterize Josephson oscillations in a double-well trap*Physical Review A*, 92, 023613. - R. Rajapakse, T. Bragdon, A.M. Rey, S.F. Yelin (2009).

Single photon nonlinearities and optical quantum computing using ensembles of polar molecules*Physical Review A*, 80, 013810.