Education: Ph.D., University of Tokyo, 1960
Phone: (773) 702-7070
Location: SCL 269
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE
Oka's group use a variety of infrared, nearinfrared and visible laser radiation sources to conduct high-resolution high-sensitivity spectroscopy of molecular ions in laboratory plasmas. Our studies are closely related to astronomy, and we also observe the absorption and emission spectra of these ions in astronomical objects. The unifying theme of our studies is the understanding of the quantum mechanics and dynamics of fundamental molecular ions and their behavior in astronomical objects.
Past Graduate Students: Benjamin J. McCall (2001, Astronomy and Astrophysics)