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Luis A. Orozco was born in 1958 in Guadalajara, Mexico. As an undergraduate he attended the Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara (ITESO) and earned bachelor degrees in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. In 1987 he obtained a Ph. D. in Physics at the University of Texas (Austin) which was followed by a post-doc at Harvard University. Dr. Orozco began working at SUNY Stony Brook in 1991 but moved to the University of Maryland in 2003.

Luis Orozco's research focuses on the areas of quantum optics and laser spectroscopy. Specifically his papers center on 2 broad areas - trapping atoms in a cavity and testing the predictions of quantum electrodynamics (the theory describing the interaction of light and matter) and studying the spectrum of francium (the most massive of the simple gases).

His work therefore requires studying and characterizing both the quantum and statistical nature of light.

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Dr Orozco was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1995, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2003, and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2005. And he has been a Distinguished Traveling Lecturer for the Division of Laser Science of the American Physical Society since 2002.


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