Adam Kamor

PhD Student, Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD Student, Aix-Marseille University
B.Sc., Georgia Institue of Technology, 2009

Phone: (404) 512-2050
Room: Howey-W501B
EMail: akamor [at]

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We study various atomic systems subjected to intense laser pulses using purely classical models. The reasons for classical models are two-fold: first, they are able to accurately reproduce important phenomena, such as electron correlation in non-sequential double ionization, and second, they allow many systems to be investigated with numerical computation, which would be more challenging for quantal computations. In the past we have studied the Helium atom and its double ionization in a bichromatic linearly polarized laser field. We found the laser parameters suitable for maximum double ionization, highlighting the role of the phase lag between the two components of the field. Currently, we are studying the effect of different light polarizations on the Fullerene molecule. Namely, from a theoretical model of an ionized Fullerene molecule, we investigate the role of the ionized electron in subsequent ionizations and possible fragmentation of Fullerene under different light polarizations.

6/2011 - I was recently awarded the Chateaubriand Fellowship by the French Embassy. To learn more about the fellowship click here

2/2012 - I have officially begun a cotutelle with Aix-Marseille University in Luminy, France. This means I will also receive a PhD from Aix-Marseille upon completion of my thesis.

3/2012 - I have been accepted to the Lindau Conference

From their website:
"The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provide a globally recognised forum for the transfer of knowledge between generations of scientists. They inspire and motivate Nobel Laureates and international Best Talents."


How key periodic orbits drive recollisions in a circulary polarized laser field, A. Kamor, F. Mauger, C. Chandre, T. Uzer, Physical Review Letters, 110, 253002 (2013)

Mechanism of delayed doule ionization in a strong laser field, F. Mauger, A. Kamor, C. Chandre, T. Uzer, Physical Review Letters, 108, 6 (2012)

Annular billiard dynamics in a circularly polarized strong laser field, A. Kamor, F. Mauger, C. Chandre, T. Uzer, Physical Review E, 85, 016204 (2012)

Controlling double ionization of atoms in an intense bichromatic laser pulse, A. Kamor, F. Mauger, C. Chandre, T. Uzer, Physical Review E, 83, 036211 (2011)

Mechanical models of sandfish locomotion reveal principles of high performance subsurface sand-swimming, Ryan D. Maladen, Yang Ding, Paul B. Umbanhowar, Adam Kamor, and Daniel I. Goldman, Journal of the Royal So ciety Interface, in press (2011).

Biophysically inspired development of a sand-swimming robot, Ryan D. Maladen, Yang Ding, Paul B. Umbanhowar, Adam Kamor and Daniel I. Goldman, Robotics: Science & Systems (RSS) 2010


last updated January 11 2011