Ryan Behunin explores the physics of fluctuation-induced phenomena (FIP), optomechanics, and quantum systems. His work on FIP investigates fundamental questions regarding the interaction of light, sound, and matter—spanning from quantum friction to laser noise. Within the field of optomechanics, Ryan is currently focused on Brillouin physics, describing the interaction of light and sound. By using unique aspects of Brillouin physics, Ryan and collaborators have developed new high-performance chip-scale lasers, precision sensors, and novel methods of laser cooling.
Please visit Prof. Behunin’s ¡MIRA! website for more detailed information about his research interests.
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Applied Physics Yale University
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Theoretical Division/Center for nonlinear studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- PhD, Physics, University of Maryland
- BS, Physics, University of Utah