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Profile of R. VICTOR JONES
the Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics, Emeritus in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Victor Jones is interested in applications of electromagnetism and condensed matter physics in communication and computer technology. Over the years this interest has generated both theoretical and experimental research activities in magnetism, semiconductor materials and devices, wave propagation in random media, magnetic resonance, ferroelectricity, optoelectronic interactions, magnetochemistry, neutron diffraction, optical information processing, ceramic materials, and plasma physics.  Currently he is involve in the development and application of computer simulation methodologies in several problem domains -- viz., the design of optical and optoelectronic signal processing devices and systems, optically activated optical switching mechanisms, optical imaging through biological materials, and wireless signal propagation in complex urban and architectural environments.   


Contents
A Brief Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Activities and Experience

Relatively Recent Teaching Activities

Other Teaching Experiences

Research and Development

Current Interests and Activities

Research and Development Experience

  Web Pages Authored by RVJ
RVJ Bibliography
Some Papers from RVJ's Research Group
Theses Supervised by RVJ
Commentaries and Reminiscences


A Brief Curriculum Vitae


Teaching Activities and Experience

Relatively Recent Teaching Activities

Other Teaching Experiences: 1957 - 2003

* HUES = Harvard University Extension School


Research and Development Activities

Current Interests and Activities


  • Optical Imaging Technologies:
  • Optical/Optoelectronic Applications in Computer & Communication Technology:
  • Computer Aided Design and Engineering (CAD/CAE):
  • Semiconductor Heterostructures:
  • Bio-Inspired Computational Architectures:
  • History of Communication Technology:

  • Research and Development Experience

  • Semiconductor Materials and Devices:
  • Optics - Theory and Experiment:
  • Magnetism - Theory and Experiment:
  • Magnetic Devices:
  • Magnetic Resonance - Theory and Experiment:
  • Ferroelectricity:
  • Neutron Diffraction - Theory and Experiment:
  • Materials Engineering:
  • Plasma Physics:

  • Web Pages Authored by RVJ

    A Chronology of Communication Related Events

    RVJ's Soliton Page: An evolving review of web reported research on solitons.


    RVJ Bibliography

    R. VICTOR JONES, interview by DAVID C. BROCK via telephone, on 18 April 2006
    Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Oral History Transcript # 0336.

    CARRIER-ACTIVATED LIGHT MODULATION,
    (with N.F. Johnson and H. Ehrenreich) Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 180 (1988).

      PHOTONEURAL SYSTEMS: AN INTRODUCTION,
      Appl. Opt. 26, 1948 (1987).

      PROFESSOR CHASES HYPERSPEED COMPUTER,
      April 14, 1984 overblown Harvard Crimson story on photoneural proposals following an NPR interview.

    PHOTONEURAL DEVICE STRUCTURES,
    Integrated Optoelectronics, Proc. of SPIE 703,  (1986).

    A SHORT-TERM EXPLORATORY STUDY: A NEW ARCHITECTURE FOR OPTOELECTRONIC INFORMATION PROCESSING,
    Final Report of Contract DAAG-84-K-0119,  U. S. Army Research Office, November 1, 1984.

    LIGHT SCATTERING IN CERAMICS,
    Scattering in Optical Materials, Proc. of SPIE 362, 2 (1982).

    LECTURE DEMONSTRATION OF MOLECULAR MODELS OF SOUND ,
    (with Ronald A. Wohl and David M. Green), An Invited Presentation at the 98th Meeting of  the ASA (
    Ottawa, ON,  May 18-22, 1981).

      THE POTENTIALITIES OF FINE GRAINED CERAMICS FOR OPTICAL AND ACOUSTICAL APPLICATIONS,
      (with H. M. Kahan and D. P. Stubbs) in Optical and Acoustical Micro-electronics, ed. J. Fox (Polytechnic Press, Brooklyn, NY, 1975), pp 185-204.

      ON FEDERAL SUPPORT OF GRADUATE EDUCATION -- A PROPOSED POSITION FOR HARVARD,
      Policy Memoradum Spring 1971.

      OPTICAL SPECTRA OF FERROELECTRIC-ANTIFERROMAGNETIC RARE EARTH MANGANATES,
      (with K. Kritayakirana and P. J. Berger), Opt. Comm. 1, 95 (1969).

      THE MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF Ga2-xFexO3,
      (with B. F. Levine and C. H. Nowlin), Phys. Rev. 174, 571 (1968).

      DIELECTRIC RELAXATION IN ROCHELLE SALT,
      (with F. Sandy), Phys. Rev. 168, 481 (1968).

      MAGNETOSTRICTION IN Yb-DOPED YIG,
      (with A. B. Smith), J. Appl. Phys. 38, 2700 (1967).

      MAGNETOELASTIC INTERACTIONS IN EuIG,
      (with H. N. Bertram), J. Appl. Phys. 38, 1224 (1967).

      RELAXATION OF GALLIUM NUCLEI IN Ga+3-DOPED YIG,
      (with R. H. Tancrell), J. Appl. Phys. 38, 1283 (1967).

      MAGNETIC ALIGNMENT OF INTERSTELLAR GRAINS,
      (with Lyman Spitzer), Ap. J. 147, 943 (1967).

      MAGNETOELASTIC INTERACTIONS IN FERRITES,
      IEEE Trans. SU-13 , 86 (1966).

      MAGNETOSTRICTION IN NICKEL FERRITE AND COBALT-NICKEL FERRITE,
      (with A. B. Smith), J. Appl. Phys. 37, 1001 (1966).

      ELECTRO-OPTICAL ACTIVITY OF LOCALIZED PERPENDICULARLY SWITCHED DOMAINS IN FERROELECTRIC CRYSTALS,
      (with M. M. Shabana), Proc. of IEEE 54, 85 (1966).

      LONGITUDINAL RELAXATION OF Yb+3-DOPED YIG,
      (with T. Penney), Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. Series II 11, 187 (1966).

      ULTRABROAD FERROMAGNETIC RESONANCE IN DYSPROSIUM METAL,
      (with F. C. Rossol), J. Appl. Phys. 37, 1227 (1966).

      PARALLEL-PUMPED INSTABILITIES IN MAGNETIC METAL FILMS,
      (with J. B. Comly), J. Appl. Phys. 36, 1201 (1965).

      MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN DYSPROSIUM METAL FILMS,
      (with F. C. Rossol and B. R. Cooper), J. Appl. Phys. 36, 1209 (1965).

    MICROWAVE MODULATOR USING ANISOTROPIC EFFECTS OF FERROMAGNETIC RESONANCE IN SINGLE CRYSTAL, (with Alan B. Smith), United States Patent 3,398,383 (Filed July 28, 1965, Patented August 20, 1968)

    CAPACITIVELY DRIVEN MICROWAVE MODULATORS , (with Alan B. Smith), United States Patent 3,398,382 (Filed July 28, 1965, Patented August 20, 1968) 

      CHARACTERISTICS OF LOCALIZED FERROELECTRIC DOMAINS IN BARIUM TITANATE SINGLE CRYSTALS,
      (with M. M. Shabana), Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. Series II 9, 742 (1964).

      PARALLEL PUMPING IN RARE EARTH DOPED GARNETS,
      (with T. Penney), Proc. of 1964 International Congress on Magnetism, Nottingham, UK.

      MAGNETOSTRICTION CONSTANTS FROM FERROMAGNETIC RESONANCE,
      (with A. B. Smith), J. Appl. Phys. 34, 1283 (1963).

      MAGNETISM OF PIEZOELECTRIC GALLIUM IRON OXIDE,
      (with C. H. Nowlin), J. Appl. Phys. 34, 1262 (1963).

      SPIN-WAVE INSTABILITIES IN MAGNETIC THIN FILMS,
      (with J. B. Comly and T. Penney), J. Appl. Phys. 34, 1145 (1963).

      ON THE MAGNETIC MOMENTS AND THE DEGREE OF ORDER IN IRON-NICKEL ALLOYS,
      (with M. F. Collins and R. D. Lowde), J. Phys. Soc. Japan 17, Suppl. B-III, 19 (1962).

      PRESSURE DEPENDENCE OF THE MICROWAVE RESONANCE PROPERTIES OF SOME SPINEL AND GARNET FERRITES,
      (with I. P. Kaminow), Phys. Rev. 123, 1122 (1961).

      RESONANCE MEASUREMENTS IN MAGNETIC GARNETS,
      (with G. P. Rodrigue and H. Meyer), J. Appl. Phys. 31, 376S (1960).

      MAGNETIC GARNETS,
      Landolt-Bornstein Zahlenwerte und Funktionen,
      6 Auglage, II Band, 9 Teil, pp 2-150,
      Springer-Verlag (Berlin, 1962).

      ON THE DEMAGNETIZATION CURVE,
      Article in Pergamon Press. Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Physics.

      VOLUME DEPENDENCE OF THE NMR IN FERROMAGNETIC COBALT,
      (with I. P. Kaminow ) , Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. Series II  5, 175 (1960).

      OBSERVATION OF FERRIMAGNETIC RESONANCE IN YIG AS A FUNCTION OF LARGE HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE,
      (with I. P. Kaminow and W. Paul) , Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. Series II 4, 177 (1959).

      RECENT ADVANCES IN MATERIALS FOR MICROWAVE FERRITE DEVICES ,
      Proc. of 1959 PGMTT National Symposium (Invited Paper) .

      FERROMAGNETIC RESONANCE IN  POLYCRYSTALLINE FERRITES WITH HEXAGONAL CRYSTAL STRUCTURES,
      (with E. Schlomann),  J. Appl. Phys. 30, 177S (1959).

      MICROWAVE FERRIMAGNETIC CERAMICS,
      Invited Paper at the Fall Meeting of the Electronics Division of the American Ceramics Society,  October 9,  1958.

      FERRIMAGNETIC RESONANCE IN SINGLE CRYSTALS OF RARE EARTH GARNET MATERIALS,
      (with G. P. Rodrigue and W. P. Wolf), J. Appl. Phys. 29, 434 (1958).

      CRYSTAL GROWING APPARATUS, (with William Shockley), United States Patent 2,979,386 (Filed August 2, 1956, Patented April 11, 1961)

      PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE HYPERFINE STRUCTURE OF MANGANESE 55,
      (with W. Dobrowolski and C. D. Jeffries), Phys Rev. 104, 1378 (1956).

    PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE HYPERFINE STRUCTURE OF COBALT 56,
    (with W. Dobrowolski and C. D. Jeffries), Phys Rev. 102, 738 (1956).

    PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE HYPERFINE STRUCTURE OF COBALT 60,
    (with W. Dobrowolski and C. D. Jeffries), Phys Rev. 101, 1001 (1956).

      CYCLOTRON RESONANCE OF ELECTRONS  IN MOLECULAR AFTERGLOWS,
      (with W. Dobrowolski, W. Kunkel, and C. D. Jeffries), Unpublished Internal AEC Report, January 1956.

      CYCLOTRON RESONANCE OF FREE ELECTRONS IN NITROGEN AFTERGLOWS,
      (with W. Dobrowolski, W. Kunkel, and C. D. Jeffries), Phys Rev. 99, 646 (1955).

      I. CYCLOTRON RESONANCE IN MOLECULAR AFTERGLOWS:  II. SPIN AND MAGNETIC MOMENT OF Co56 BY PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE,
      Ph.D. Dissertation, Physics Department, University of California at Berkeley (1956)
       


    Some Other Papers from RVJ Research Group

    SPIN-WAVE RELAXATION IN EuS,
    R. R. Bartkowski,  Phys. Rev. B 2, 3791 (1970).

    QUANTITATIVE CALCULATION OF THE EFFECT OF TWO-MAGNON SCATTERING ON PARALLEL-PUMP INSTABILITY THRESHOLDS,

    J. P. Sage,  J. Phys. Chem Solids 29, 2199 (1968).

    SPIN WAVE RELAXATION IN FERROMAGNETIC CdCr2Se4,
    R. Bartkowski, J. P. Sage and R. C. Le Craw,  J. Appl. Phys. Chem Solids 39, 1071 (1968).

    MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITIES OF THE HEAVIER RARE EARTH SODIUM MOLYBDATES,
    L Holmes and M. Schieber,  J. Phys. Chem Solids 29, 1663 (1968).

    AXIAL MAGNETIC ANISOTROPY IN THE HEAVIER RARE EARTH SODIUM MOLYBDATES,
    L Holmes and M. Schieber,  J. Appl. Phys. 39, 1200 (1968).

    A FERROMAGNETIC RESONANCE METHOD OF MEASURING MAGNETOSTRICTION CONSTANTS,
    A. B. Smith, Rev. Sci. Instr. 
    39, 378 (1968).

    MAGNETIC ORDERING IN Eu3O4 AND EuGd2O4
    ,
    L Holmes and M. Schieber,  J. Appl. Phys. 37, 968 (1966).

    MAGNETIC-MOMENT DISTRIBUTION IN NICKEL METAL,
    LH. A. Mook and C. G. Shull,  J. Appl. Phys. 37, 1034 (1966).

    INVESTIGATION OF HOT OPAGUE ARC PLASMAS BY MICROWAVE CAVITY TECHNIIQUES,
    L W. T. Maloney,  J. Appl. Phys. 36, 968 (1965).

    CRYSTAL GROWTH AND MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITIES OF SAMARIUM AND EUROPIUM GALLIUM GARNETS,

    M. Schieber AND L Holmes,  J. Appl. Phys. 36, 1159 (1965).

    CRYSTAL GROWTH AND MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITIES OF SOME RARE EARTH SODIUM MOLYBDENUM SCHEELITES,
    M. Schieber AND L Holmes,  J. Appl. Phys. 35, 1004 (1964).


    SPINEL TYPE FERRITES CONTAINING FLUORINE,
    M. Schieber,  J. Appl. Phys. 35, 1072 (1964).

    CALORIMETRIC DETERMINATION OF ENERGY LEVELS IN RARE-EARTH AND YTTRIUM-IRON GARNETS,
    A. Brooks Harris and Horst Meyer, Phys. Rev. 127, 101 (1962).

    FERROMAGNETIC RESONANCEIN PIEZOELECTRIC Ga2-x FexO3
    ,
    A. Dymanus and I. P. Kaminow,  J. Appl. Phys. 32, 144S (1961).

    SPECIFIC HEAT OF SOME RARE EARTH IRON GARNETS AND YIG AT LOW TEMPERATURES,
    Horst Meyer and A. Brooks Harris, J. Appl. Phys. 31, S49 (1960).
      

    Theses Supervised by RVJ
    See citation in the Mathematics Genealogogy Project

    Thomas M. Straus (1959)

    FIELD DISPLACEMENT EFFECTS IN DIELECTRIC AND FERRITE LOADED WAVEGUIDES
    (jointly supervised with C. L. Hogan).  

    George P. Rodrigue (1959)
    FERRIMAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MAGNETIC GARNETS
    (jointly supervised with C. L. Hogan and W. P. Wolf).  

    Jerome J. Green (1959)

    MICROWAVE RESONANCE IN FERROMAGNETIC SYSTEMS AT HIGH SIGNAL LEVELS
    (jointly supervised with C. L. Hogan).

    Charles R. Buffler(1959) *
    A SPIN WAVE ANALYSIS OF FERR0MAGNETIC RESONANCE RELAXATION LEVELS
    (jointly supervised with C. L. Hogan).

    Ivan P. Kaminow (1960)
    PRESSURE DEPENDENCE OF FERRIMAGNETIC AND NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONACE PROPERTIES.

    A. Brooks Harris (1961)
    SPECIFIC HEAT OF RARE EARTH AND YTTRIUM IRON GARNETS BETWEEN 1.4 AND 20 DEGREES KELVIN
    (jointly supervised with H, Meyer).

    Harvey Rubinstein (1962) *
    SWITCHING PROPERTIES OF FERRITES AND GARNETS
    (jointly supervised with C. L. Hogan).   


    Charles H. Nowlin (1963)

    THERMAL DEPENDENCE OF THE MAGNETIC MOMENTS OF OXIDE SYSTEMS.  


    William T. Maloney (1963)

    MICROWAVE INVESTIGATION OF HIGH DENSITY, HIGH TEMPERATURE ARC PLASMAS
    (jointly supervised with H. W. Emmons).
     

    Kenneth J. Harte (1964)
    SPIN-WAVE EFFECTS IN THE MAGNETIZATION REVERSAL OF A THIN FERROMAGNETIC FILM GARNETS
    (jointly supervised with D. O. Smith, MIT).
     

    Frank Sandy (1965)
    DIELECTRIC DISPERSION IN FERROELECTRIC ROCHELLE SALT.
     

    Mahmoud M. Shabana (1965)
    CHARACTERISTICS OF LOCALIZED DOMAINS IN FERROELECTRIC CRYSTAL.
     

    James B. Comly (1965)
    SPIN WAVE INSTABILITIES AND RELAXATION IN FERROMAGNETIC METALS.

    H. A. Mook (1965)
    THE MAGNETIC SCATTERING OF NEUTRONS BY NICKEL GARNETS
    (jointly supervised with C. G. Shull).
     

    David M. Hannon (1966)
    EPR SPECTRA OF IMPURITY IONS IN FEROELECTRIC HOSTS.
     

    Thomas Penney (1966)
    MAGNETIC RELAXATION IN RARE EARTH DOPED GARNETS.
     

    Alan B. Smith (1966)
    FERROMAGNETIC RESONANCE MEASUREMENTS OF MAGNETOELASTIC CONSTANTS.
     

    Fred C. Rossol (1966)
    MICROWAVE ABSORPTION SPECTRUM OF MAGNETICALLY ORDER DYSPROSIUM METAL.
     

    Lewis M. Holmes (1966)
    MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITIES OF SOME RARE EARTH OXIDES.
     

    H. Neal Bertram (1968)
    MAGNETOELASTIC EFFECTS IN EUROPIUM IRON GARNETS.
     

    R. H. Tancrell (1968)
    NUCLEAR MAGNETIC AND QUADRUPOLE INTERATIONS IN GARNETS.
     

    A. Fenner Milton (1968)
    SPIN WAVE INSTABILITIES AND RELAXATION IN SINGLE CRYSTAL PERMALLOY.
     

    Harry. H. Barrett (1968)
    PHONON PROPAGATION IN PEROVSKITES.
     

    Jay P. Sage (1969)
    THE EFFECT OF TWO-MAGNON SCATTERING ON PARALLEL PUMP INSTABILITY THRESHOLDS.
     

    Barry F. Levine (1969)
    MAGNETIC AND ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF GALLIUM IRON OXIDE.
     

    Kopr Kritayakirana (1969)
    OPTICAL SPECTRA OF FEROELECTRIC-ANTIFERROMAGNETIC RARE EARTH MANGANATES.
     

    Richard R. Bartkowski (1969)
    RELAXATION IN SEVERAL MAGNETIC MATERIALS.
     

    Hilliard M. Kahan (1969)
    CRYSTAL FIELDS IN SPINELS.
     

    Marden H. Seavey (1970)
    SPIN WAVE RELAXATION IN LOW ANISOTROPY ANTIFERROMAGNETS.
     

    Paul J. Berger (1970)
    FAR INFRARED AND OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY ON HEXAGONAL RARE EARTH MANGANATES.
     

    Jonathan Briggs (1973)
    ELASTIC LIGHT SCATTERING FROM DENSE RANDOM MEDIA.
     

    Steven E. Bernacki (1975)
    THE APPLICATION OF X-RAY LITHOGRAPHY TO MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES.

    (mainly supervised by H. I. Smith, MIT).
     

    Daniel P. Stubbs (1976)
    MAGNETO-OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF FINE GRAINED IRON BORATE.
     

    L-H. Peng (1994)
    ELECTRON INTERSUBBAND TRANSISTIONS IN n+ InGaAs QUANTUM WELLS: OPTICAL SELECTION RULES AND STRAIN EFFECTS. GARNETS
    (jointly supervised with H. Ehrenreich and C. Fonstad, MIT).

    *deceased


    Commentaries and Reminiscences

    As many have noted, perhaps the most disturbing aspects of approaching the end of life is the realization that all one's valued and, yes, troubling memories will just vanish in a moment.  Family and other survivors will have some access to these thoughts, but each has trouble enough coping with their own everyday concerns.  But in moments of reflection most are in some sense curious about the thoughts of those who have gone before.  In this context, I often think about my father's frequent reminiscences about chewing on left-over lamb chop bones as he tended pumps at the head of a slate quarry.  (Recalling fragments of my father's stories, after leaving school he probably went to work at the huge Penrhyn Quarry near Bethesda, North Wales - a 10-mile perilous, mountainous bike ride from his home in Capel Curig.)  Although he only shared with me memories of the scary bike ride and of  his mother's thoughtfulness in packing up a snack for her thirteen year old working boy, I am sure his thoughts went to much greater depth.  It is my conjecture, that he realized that by tending those pumps rather than doing the common quarry labor he learn a lot about the mechanical and electrical arts which were to stand him in good stead for the life in which he became a machinist with highly regarded tool and die maker skills.  I am pretty sure my father found satisfaction in the fact that I, in some sense, followed him by became an experimental physicist.  In what follows I try to chew on a few of my own lamb chop bones:

     


    This page was prepared and is maintained by R. Victor Jones
    Comments to: jones@seas.harvard.edu.

    Last updated March 10, 2013