Frederick Otto, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics

 

Office:  144 Pasteur

Phone:  (507) 457-5854

e-mail:  fotto@winona.edu

 

Education:

Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1989.

B.S. Physics, A.B. Mathematics, Humboldt State University, 1973

 

Areas of specialization:

*       Nuclear magnetic resonance

*       Laser physics

*       Condensed matter physics

*       Optical spectroscopy

*       Nonlinear optics

 

 

Classes taught:

*       University Physics (221,222,223)

*       General Physics (201,202)

*       Conceptual Physics (115)

*       The Science of Music (160)

*       Circuit Theory (328, 329, 302)

*       Electronics (330)

*       Computer Organization (332)

*       Microprocessor Electronics (333)

*       Modern Physics (340)

*       Optics (370)

*       Control Theory (420)

*       Statistical Physics (435)

*       Quantum Mechanics (451)

*       Advanced Laboratory (460, 461)

 

 

Recent student research projects:

*       High-temperature superconductivity

*       2-meter high resolution optical spectrometer

*       CW nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer

*       Lock-In Amplifier construction

*       Computer-Assisted Experimentation with LabVIEW: the Franck-Hertz experiment

*       Tunable Infrared Diode Laser system

*       Fiber-Optics communications

*       Carbon Dioxide Laser construction

 

 

Hobbies: woodworking, cooking, cycling.