Publication Highlights

2019

Nature Physics paper by A. Deng et al. (Abstract) (Press Release)
   "Generation and acceleration of electron bunches from a plasma photocathode"
Physical Review X paper by M. F. Gilljohann et al. (Abstract)
   "Direct observation of plasma waves and dynamics induced by laser-accelerated electron
   beams"
Proceedings of the Natl. Acad. of Sciences USA paper by G. Q. Liao et al. (Abstract)
   "Multimillijoule coherent terahertz bursts from picosecond laser-irradiated metal foils"
Physical Review Letters paper by A. J. Macleod et al. (Abstract) (Press Release)
   "Cherenkov radiation from the quantum vacuum"

2018

Nature Photonics paper by Z. Zheng et al. (Abstract)
   "Manipulation of polarizations for broadband terahertz waves emitted from laser plasma
    filaments"
Science "perspectives" by B. Hidding (Abstract)
   "Sonochemistry of silicon hydrides"
Nature Communications paper by A. Higginson et al. (Abstract)
   "Near-100 MeV protons via a laser-driven transparency-enhanced hybrid acceleration
   scheme"
Physical Review X paper by K. Poder et al. (Abstract)
   "Experimental signatures of the quantum nature of radiation reaction in the field of an
   ultraintense laser"
Physical Review X paper by J. M. Cole et al. (Abstract)
   "Experimental evidence of radiation reaction in the collision of a high-intensity laser
   pulse with a laser-wakefield accelerated electron beam"
Proceedings of the Natl. Acad. of Sciences USA paper by W.-M. Wang et al. (Abstract)
   "Collimated ultra-bright gamma-rays from electron wiggling along a petawatt-laser-
   irradiated wire in the QED regime"
Proceedings of the Natl. Acad. of Sciences USA paper by Y. Ma et al. (Abstract)
   "Ultrahigh-charge electron beams from laser-irradiated solid surface"
Physical Review Letters paper by G. G. Scott et al. (Abstract)
   "Dual ion species plasma expansion from isotopically layered cryogenic targets"
Physical Review Letters paper by J. Luo et al. (Abstract)
   "Multistage coupling of laser-wakefield accelerators with curved plasma channels"

2017

Nature Communications paper by G. G. Manahan et al. (Abstract)
   "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”
Physical Review Letters paper by L.-L. Zhang et al. (Abstract)
   "Observation of Terahertz Radiation via the Two-Color Laser Scheme with Uncommon
   Frequency Ratios”

2016

Nature Physics paper by B. Gonzalez-Izquierdo et al. (Abstract)
   "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"
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)
   "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. (Abstract)
   "Guiding of Relativistic Electron Beams in Solid Targets by Resistively Controlled
   Magnetic Fields"
Physical Review Letters paper by B. Dromey et al. (Abstract)
   "Tunable Enhancement of High Harmonic Emission from Laser Solid Interactions"
Physical Review Letters paper by K. Quinn et al. (Abstract)
   "Laser-Driven Ultrafast Field Propagation on Solid Surfaces"

2008

Nature Physics paper by H.-P. Schlenvoigt et al. (Abstract)
   "A compact synchrotron radiation source driven by a laser plasma wakefield accelerator"
Physical Review Letters paper by S. Kar et al. (Abstract)
   "Dynamic Control of Laser-Produced Proton Beams"
Physical Review Letters paper by T. P. Rowlands-Rees et al. (Abstract)
   "Laser-Driven Acceleration of Electrons in a Partially Ionized Plasma Channel"
Physical Review Letters paper by A. G. R. Thomas et al. (Abstract)
   "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. (Abstract)
   "Lateral electron transport in high-intensity laser-irradiated foils diagnosed by ion
   emission"
Physical Review Letters paper by B. Dromey et al. (Abstract)
   "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. (Abstract)
   "Generation of quasimonoenergetic electron bunches with 80-fs laser pulses"

2005

Physical Review Letters paper by A. Reitsma et al. (Abstract)
   "Efficiency and energy spread in laser-wakefield acceleration"
Physical Review Letters paper by P. McKenna et al. (Abstract)
   "Broad energy spectrum of laser-accelerated protons for spallation-related physics"
Physical Review Letters paper by B. Ersfeld and D. Jaroszynski (Abstract)
   "Superradiant linear raman amplification in plasma using a chirped pump pulse"
Physical Review Letters paper by F. Lindau et al. (Abstract)
   "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. (Abstract)
   "High-intensity-laser-driven Z pinches"
Physical Review Letters paper by G. Berden et al. (Abstract)
   "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. (Abstract)
   "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. (Abstract)
   "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. (Abstract)
   "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 et al. (Abstract)
   "Evanescent-wave acceleration of ultrashort electron pulses"
Physical Review B paper by G. Robb et al. (Abstract)
   "Collective free-carrier scattering in semiconductors"

2000

Physical Review Letters paper by J. Carey et al. (Abstract) (See also Reply Abstract)
   "Noncausal Time Response in Frustrated Total Internal Reflection?"
Nucl. Instrum. Meth. Phys. Res. A paper by D. Jaroszynski et al. (Abstract)
   "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.

 

 

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University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U. K.