Nathan Dawson

Associate Professor - 9

Nathan Dawson joined Florida Poly’s Department of Engineering Physics as an associate professor of engineering and physics in 2023. Prior to this, he was an associate professor of physics and engineering at Hawaii Pacific University and an assistant professor of physics at the University of the Bahamas.

Dawson enjoys teaching at all levels of undergraduate education. He has worked on many interdisciplinary research projects, including recent experimental studies involving biolasers, photomechanical materials, and self-healing optical materials.

  • Senior member of SPIE
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Washington State University, 2010
  • B.S. in Physics, University of Idaho, 2004
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Opto-electronics
  • Microcavity lasers
  • Photomechanics
  • Organic optical materials
  • Member, SPIE
  • Member, APS
  • Nathan J. Dawson, Yunli Lu, Zoe Lowther, Jacob Abell, Nicholas D. Christianson, Aaron Weiser, and Gioia Aquino (2023), “Low-cost automated spin coater and thermal annealer for additive prototyping of multilayer Bragg reflectors,” Am. J. Phys., 91, 48-55.
  • Frank Sun, Rocco T. Shasho, Michael Crescimanno, and Nathan J. Dawson (2022), “All-optical method of determining laser power from the photomechanical effect,” Appl. Sci., 12, 10708.
  • Nathan J. Dawson and Valerie Lynch-Holm (2022), “Reduced ASE threshold from aperiodic photonic structures in rhodamine B-doped king salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) iridophores,” J. Lumin., 241, 118474.
  • Moussa Kounta and Nathan J. Dawson (2021), “Linear Quadratic Gaussian Homing for Markov Processes with Regime Switching and Applications to Controlled Population Growth/Decay,” Methodol. Comput. Appl. Probab., 23, 1155-1172.
  • Mark G. Kuzyk and Nathan J. Dawson (2020), “Photomechanical materials and applications: a tutorial,” Adv. Opt. Photon., 12, 847-1011.
  • Yunli Lu, Zoe Lowther, Nicholas D. Christianson, Zhenpeng Li, Eric Baer, Mark G. Kuzyk, and Nathan J. Dawson (2020), “Demonstration of a self-healing all-polymer distributed Bragg reflector laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 116, 103301.
  • Nathan J. Dawson and Moussa Kounta (2019), “Homotopy analysis method applied to second-order frequency mixing in nonlinear optical dielectric media,” J. Nonlin. Opt. Phys. Mater., 28, 1950033.
  • Nicholas D. Christianson, Yunli Lu, and Nathan J. Dawson (2019), “Recovery of photodegraded rhodamine 6g in ester-containing polymer matrices,” Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 18, 2865-2874.
  • Nathan J. Dawson, Onassis Nottage, and Moussa Kounta (2018), “The second hyperpolarizability of systems described by the space-fractional Schrodinger equation,” Phys. Lett. A, 382, 55-59.
  • Najee Stubbs, Mauricio Bridgewater, Michaela Stubbs, Amin Kabir, Michael Crescimanno, Mark G. Kuzyk, and Nathan J. Dawson (2018), “Polylactic acid promotes healing of photodegraded disperse orange 11 molecules,” Opt. Mater., 76, 11-15.

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