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Renuka Rajapakse

Full Time Lecturer

Physics

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Science & Engineering 203E

Education

1999University of Peradeniya, Sri LankaB.Sc.
2005University of ConnecticutM.S.
2011University of ConnecticutPh.D

Teaching

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Mechanics
  • Quantum Optics

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A laboratory course that accompanies PHY 102. Experiments provide students with a solid understanding of basic DC circuit concepts and an introduction to AC circuits.

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.

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.

The development of the mathematical and computational tools needed for solving more advanced physics problems. Series and complex numbers, complex roots and powers, linearity, special matrices, partial differentiation with change of variables, vector fields and physics of div, grad and curl. Analytical solutions and computer simulations are emphasized.

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.

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