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Aaron Smith

  • Senior Research Physicist

Current Work Location:
HRL Laboratories



  • University of Arizona, Ph.D., Physics 2012
  • University of California, San Diego BS, Physics 2005


Optics, Nanotech, Data Analysis, Lasers


I am a physicist with experience in a broad range of applied physics techniques. I have built and operated an experiment for laser cooling and trapping of alkali atoms. I have designed and built custom software/hardware systems for data acquisition and control in complex experiments. Experience with electronics, software, FPGAs, optics, and lasers.