Publication Highlights


2017

  • Nature Communications paper by G. G. Manahan et al. (Abstract) (Press Release)
    "Single-stage plasma-based correlated energy spread compensation for ultrahigh 6D brightness electron beams"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by M. P. Tooley et al. (Abstract)
    "Towards attosecond high-energy electron bunches: Controlling self-injection in laser-wakefield accelerators through plasma-density modulation"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by C. Scullion et al. (Abstract)
    "
    Polarization dependence of bulk ion acceleration from ultrathin foils irradiated by high intensity, ultrashort laser pulses”

2016

  • Nature Physics paper by B. Gonzalez-Izquierdo et al. (Abstract) (Press Release)
    "Optically controlled dense current structures driven by relativistic plasma aperture-induced diffraction"
  • Nature Communications paper by X.-L. Zhu et al. (Abstract)
    "Dense GeV electron–positron pairs generated by lasers in near-critical-density plasmas"
  • Nature Communications paper by L.-L. Yu et al. (Abstract)
    "Plasma optical modulators for intense lasers"
  • Nature Communications paper by B. Gonzalez-Izquierdo et al. (Abstract)
    "Towards optical polarization control of laser-driven proton acceleration in foils undergoing relativistic transparency"
  • The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series paper by J. Y. Zhong et al. (Abstract
    "Relativistic electrons produced by reconnecting electric fields in a laser-driven bench-top solar flare"
  • Light: Science & Applications paper by M. Chen et al. (Abstract)
    "Tunable synchrotron-like radiation from centimeter scale plasma channels"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by Z. Zhang et al. (Abstract)
    "Controllable Terahertz Radiation from a Linear-Dipole Array Formed by a Two-Color Laser Filament in Air"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by G.-Q. Liao et al. (Abstract)
    "Demonstration of Coherent Terahertz Transition Radiation from Relativistic Laser-Solid Interactions"
2015
  • Proceedings of the Natl. Acad. of Sciences USA paper by L. Chen et al. (Abstract)
    "Mapping transient electric fields with picosecond electron bunches"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by X. Vaisseau et al. (Abstract)
    "
    Enhanced Relativistic-Electron-Beam Energy Loss in Warm Dense Aluminum"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by M. Zeng et al. (Abstract)
    "Multichromatic Narrow-Energy-Spread Electron Bunches from Laser-Wakefield Acceleration with Dual-Color Lasers
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  • Physical Review Letters paper by W. M. Wang et al. (Abstract)
    "
    Magnetically Assisted Fast Ignition"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by J. Q. Liao et al. (Abstract)
    "
    Bursts of Terahertz Radiation from Large-Scale Plasmas Irradiated by Relativistic Picosecond Laser Pulses"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by W. M. Wang et al. (Abstract)
    "
    Tunable Circularly Polarized Terahertz Radiation from Magnetized Gas Plasma"


2014

  • Proceedings of the Natl. Acad. of Sciences USA paper by W. C. Yan et al. (Abstract)
    "Concurrence of monoenergetic electron beams and bright X-rays from an evolving laser-plasma bubble"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by D. A. MacLellan et al. (Abstract)
    "
    Tunable Mega-Ampere Electron Current Propagation in Solids by Dynamic Control of Lattice Melt"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by H. B. Zhuo et al. (Abstract)
    "
    Collimation of Energetic Electrons from a Laser-Target Interaction by a Magnetized Target Back Plasma Preformed by a Long-Pulse Laser"

2013

  • Physical Review Letters paper by A. Jochmann et al. (Abstract)
    "High Resolution Energy-Angle Correlation Measurement of Hard X Rays from Laser-Thomson Backscattering"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by D. A. MacLellan et al. (Abstract)
    "Annular Fast Electron Transport in Silicon Arising from Low-Temperature Resistivity"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by J. Colgan et al. (Abstract)
    "Exotic Dense-Matter States Pumped by a Relativistic Laser Plasma in the Radiation-Dominated Regime"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by A. Zigler et al. (Abstract)
    "Enhanced Proton Acceleration by an Ultrashort Laser Interaction with Structured Dynamic Plasma Targets"

2012

  • Physical Review Letters paper by B. Vauzour et al. (Abstract)
    "Relativistic High-Current Electron-Beam Stopping-Power Characterization in Solids and Plasmas: Collisional Versus Resistive Effects"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by S. Kar et al. (Abstract)
    "Ion Acceleration in Multispecies Targets Driven by Intense Laser Radiation Pressure"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by A. S. Pirozhkov et al. (Abstract)
    "Soft-X-Ray Harmonic Comb from Relativistic Electron Spikes"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by R. H. H. Scott et al. (Abstract)
    "Controlling Fast-Electron-Beam Divergence Using Two Laser Pulses"

2011

  • Nature Physics paper by S. Cipiccia et al. (Abstract) (Press Release)
    "Gamma-rays from harmonically resonant betatron oscillations in a plasma wake"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by S. Kar et al. (Abstract)
    "Ballistic Focusing of Polyenergetic Protons Driven by Petawatt Laser Pulses"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by P. McKenna et al. (Abstract)
    "Effect of Lattice Structure on Energetic Electron Transport in Solids Irradiated by Ultraintense Laser Pulses"

2010

  • Physical Review Letters paper by E. Brunetti et al. (Abstract)
    "Low emittance, high brilliance relativistic electron beams from a laser-plasma accelerator"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by K. Markey et al. (Abstract)
    "Spectral Enhancement in the Double Pulse Regime of Laser Proton Acceleration"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by A. D. DeBus et al. (Abstract)
    "Electron Bunch Length Measurements from Laser-Accelerated Electrons Using Single-Shot THz Time-Domain Interferometry"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by B. Ramakrishna et al. (Abstract)
    "Laser-Driven Fast Electron Collimation in Targets with Resistivity Boundary"

2009

  • Nature Physics paper by B. Dromey et al. (Abstract)
    "Diffraction-limited performance and focusing of high harmonics from relativistic plasmas"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by S. Kar et al. (PDF)
    "Guiding of Relativistic Electron Beams in Solid Targets by Resistively Controlled Magnetic Fields"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by B. Dromey et al. (PDF)
    "Tunable Enhancement of High Harmonic Emission from Laser Solid Interactions"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by K. Quinn et al. (PDF)
    "Laser-Driven Ultrafast Field Propagation on Solid Surfaces"

2008

  • Nature Physics paper by H.-P. Schlenvoigt et al. (Abstract) (Press Release)
    "A compact synchrotron radiation source driven by a laser plasma wakefield accelerator"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by S. Kar et al. (PDF)
    "Dynamic Control of Laser-Produced Proton Beams"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by T. P. Rowlands-Rees et al. (PDF)
    "Laser-Driven Acceleration of Electrons in a Partially Ionized Plasma Channel"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by A. G. R. Thomas et al. (PDF)
    "Monoenergetic Electronic Beam Production Using Dual Collinear Laser Pulses"

2007

  • Nature Physics paper by L. Robson et al. (Abstract)
    "Scaling of proton acceleration driven by petawatt-laser-plasma interactions"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by P. McKenna et al. (PDF)
    "Lateral electron transport in high-intensity laser-irradiated foils diagnosed by ion emission"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by B. Dromey et al. (PDF)
    "Bright Multi-keV Harmonic Generation from Relativistically Oscillating Plasma Surfaces"

2006

  • Nature paper by H. Schwoerer et al. (Abstract)
    "Laser-plasma acceleration of quasi-monoenergetic protons from microstructured targets"
  • Nature Physics "news and views" by K. Ledingham (Abstract)
    "Desktop accelerators: Going up?"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by B. Hidding et al. (PDF)
    "Generation of quasimonoenergetic electron bunches with 80-fs laser pulses"

2005

  • Physical Review Letters paper by A. Reitsma, R. Cairns, B. Bingham and D. Jaroszynski (PDF)
    "Efficiency and energy spread in laser-wakefield acceleration"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by P. McKenna et al. (PDF)
    "Broad energy spectrum of laser-accelerated protons for spallation-related physics"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by B. Ersfeld and D. Jaroszynski (PDF)
    "Superradiant linear raman amplification in plasma using a chirped pump pulse"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by F. Lindau et al. (PDF)
    "Laser-accelerated protons with energy-dependent beam direction"

2004

  • Nature paper by S. Mangles et al. (Abstract)
    "Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by F. Beg et al. (PDF)
    "High-intensity-laser-driven Z pinches"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by G. Berden et al. (PDF)
    "Electro-Optic Technique with Improved Time Resolution for Real-Time, Nondestructive, Single-Shot Measurements of Femtosecond Electron Bunch Profiles"

2003

  • Science paper by K. Ledingham, P. McKenna and R. Singhal (Abstract)
    "Applications for nuclear phenomena generated by ultra-intense lasers"
  • Physical Review Letters paper by P. McKenna et al. (PDF)
    "Demonstration of fusion-evaporation and direct-interaction nuclear reactions using high-intensity laser-plasma-accelerated ion beams"

2002

  • Journal of Physical Chemistry A paper by A. Tasker et al. (PDF)
    "A High Mass Resolution Study of the Interaction of Aromatic and Nitro-Aromatic Molecules with Intense Laser Fields"
  • Chemical Physics Letters paper by L. Robson et al. (PDF)
    "Ionisation and fragmentation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by femtosecond laser pulses at wavelengths resonant with cation transitions"

2001

  • Applied Physics Letters paper by J. Zawadzka, D. Jaroszynski, J. Carey and K. Wynne (PDF)
    "Evanescent-wave acceleration of ultrashort electron pulses"
  • Physical Review B paper by G. Robb, B. McNeil, I. Galbraith, and D. Jaroszynski (PDF)
    "Collective free-carrier scattering in semiconductors"

2000

  • Physical Review Letters paper by J. Carey, J. Zawadzka, D. Jaroszynski and K. Wynne (PDF)
    "Noncausal Time Response in Frustrated Total Internal Reflection?"
    (See also Reply PDF)
  • Nucl. Instrum. Meth. Phys. Res. A paper by D. Jaroszynski et al. (PDF)
    "The Strathclyde terahertz to optical pulse source (TOPS)"



Year dot (around 1999): The birth of the TOPS lab which has since evolved into the SILIS group.



 

Part of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) and the Department of Physics, 
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U. K.