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Rita Peterson

Visiting Assistant Professor, Joint Appointment in School of Engineering, Electro-Optics and Photonics

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Physics; School of Engineering: Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics


Email: Rita Peterson
FH 572A


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Central Florida
  • M.S., Physics, University of Massachusetts
  • A.B., History and Science, Harvard College

Professional activities

  • Optica Senior Member, American Physical Society

Research interests

  • Solid state lasers
  • Nonlinear frequency conversion
  • Laser spectroscopy

Courses taught

  • EOP 502
  • PHY 404