Margaret Hawton

Professor Emeritus

PhD (Waterloo),

MSc, HBSc (New Brunswick)

Phone: (807) 343-8633


Current research interest: photon position




Margaret Hawton , 2011, Photon location in spacetime, Physica Scripta, Photon location in spacetime, talk at RQI North, Madrid 2011.

Margaret Hawton , 2010, Localized Photon States, Talk presented at QOIV, Cozumel, Mexico Localized.pdf Localized.pptx

Margaret Hawton , 2010, Photon position measure, Phys. Rev. A 82, 012117

Isabelle Gauthier and Margaret Hawton , 2010, Photon correlations in positron annihilation, Phys. Rev. A 81, 062107

Margaret Hawton , 2008, Lorentz-invariant photon number density, Phys. Rev. A 78, 012111

Margaret Hawton , 2007, Photon wave mechanics and position eigenvectors, Phys. Rev. A 75, 62107

Margaret Hawton , 2007, Photon position eigenvectors lead to complete photon wave mechanics, The Nature of Light: What is a Photon?, SPIE, San Diego, ipaper 6664-5

M. Hawton and W.E. Baylis , 2005, Angular momentum and the geometrical gauge of localized photon states, Phys. Rev. A 71, 033816

M. Hawton and W.E. Baylis , 2001, Photon position operators and localized bases, Phys. Rev. A 64, 012101

Margaret Hawton, 1999, Photon position operator with commuting components, Phys. Rev. A 59, 954.

Margaret Hawton, 1999, Photon wave functions in a localized coordinate space basis, Phys. Rev. A 59, 3223.

M. Hawton and T. Melde , 1995, Photon number density operator iE.A, Phys. Rev. A 51, 4186


D. Wang, M. Hawton and M. M. Dignam , 2007, Excitonic approach to the ultrafast optical response of semiconductors, Phys. Rev. B

M.M. Dignam, M. Hawton, L. Yang and B. Rosam , 2005, The interplay of intraband and interband polarization in the ultrafast response of biased semiconductors, Acta Physica Polonica A, 56 to 64

M. Hawton and M.M. Dignam , 2003, Polarization driven exciton dynamics in asymmetric nanostructures, FOPS 2004

M. Hawton and M.M. Dignam , 2003, Infinite order excitonic Bloch equations for asymmetric nanostructures, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 267402 (2003)

M.M. Dignam and M. Hawton, 2003, Intraband polarization as the source of degenerate four-wave mixing signals in asymmetric semiconductor quantum well structures, Phys. Rev. B 67, 035329-1 to 17.

J.M. Lachaine, Margaret Hawton, J.E. Sipe, and M.M. Dignam, 2000, Asymmetry in the excitonic Wannier-Stark ladder: A mechanism for the stimulated emission of terahertz radiation, Phys. Rev. B, 62, R4829-R4832.

Margaret Hawton and Delene Nelson, 1998, Quasibosonic exciton dynamics near the semiconductor band edge, Phys. Rev. B 57, 4000-4008.


L. Pedri, S. Itier, M. Hawton and H. Schraft , 2007, Time lapse confocal microscopy studies of bacterial adhesion to self-assembled monolayers and confirmation of a novel approach to the thermodynamic model, Langmuir 23, 5622-5629

Student Theses and Projects

Isabelle Gauthier, 2010, Undergrad thesis, Electron-positron annihilation via the two-photon pathway

Zachari Medendorp, 2008, Undergrad thesis, Where is the photon?

Ian MacKay, 2003, CUPC talk, Emission of a photon in a multimode cavity

Laura Pedri, 2002, Interaction of bacteria with hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces

See also, Sophie Itier's Report ; Laura's APS talk

Michael Sawler, Stimulated emission of terahertz radiation

Delene Nelson, 1997, Exciton operators - commutation relations and dynamics.

Shawn Howrigan, Electron-photon interactions in a quantum dot, 1995.

Thomas Melde, The photon number operator, 1994.

Xunhe Le, Dielectric properties of biological materials, 1991.

Patrick Rapley, Dielectric properties of lecithin multilayers, 1989.

M. Hawton , 200, Photon localizability, talk to Max Planck Research Group for Optics, Erlangen, Germany

Last modified December 14, 2011