Origin of the 3.331 eV emission in ZnO nanorods: Comparison of vapour phase transport and pulsed laser deposition grown nanorods. Inguva, S; Gray, C; McGlynn, E; Mosnier, J.-P. Journal of Luminescence 2016
Our research is focused on the interaction of intense lasers with matter, in all of its forms. Current applications include finding novel materials for next generation semiconductor manufacturing and laser based methods for contaminant analysis and removal from wind turbine blades.
About the Research Area
When an intense laser interacts with matter (in all of its forms), a set of complex optical and plasma processes are set in motion. By spectroscopically analysing the light emitted (or absorbed) during the interaction these processes can be understood, and even manipulated. A host of applications are enabled in areas as diverse as energy generation, manufacturing, novel materials and environmental monitoring. We collaborate widely with international laboratories and industrial partners on all aspects of the work from theory to experiment to translation.
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Laser Plasmas and Spectroscopy Publications
Femtosecond all-optical synchronization of an X-ray free-electron laser. Schulz, S; Grguraš, I; Behrens, C; Bromberger, H; Costello, J.T; Czwalinna, M.K; Felber, M; Hoffmann, M.C; Ilchen, M; Liu, H.Y; Mazza, T; Meyer, M; Pfeiffer, S; Predki, P; Schefer, S; Schmidt, C; Wegner, U; Schlarb, H; Cavalieri, A.L. Nature Communications 2015
Sub-femtosecond free-electron laser pulses. Helml, W; Maier, A.R; Schweinberger, W; Grguras, I; Radcliffe, P; Doumy, G; Roedig, C; Gagnon, J; Messerschmidt, M; Schorb, S; Bostedt, C; Gruner, F; Dimauro, L.F; Cubaynes, D; Bozek, J.D; Tschentscher, T; Costello, J.T; Meyer, M; Coffee, R; Dusterer, S; Cavalieri, A.L; Kienberger, R. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe – Technical Digest 2015
Measuring the temporal structure of few-femtosecond free-electron laser X-ray pulses directly in the time domain. Helml, W; Maier, A.R; Schweinberger, W; Grguraš, I; Radcliffe, P; Doumy, G; Roedig, C; Gagnon, J; Messerschmidt, M; Schorb, S; Bostedt, C; Grüner, F; Dimauro, L.F; Cubaynes, D; Bozek, J.D; Tschentscher, T; Costello, J.T; Meyer, M; Coffee, R; Düsterer, S; Cavalieri, A.L; Kienberger, R. Nature Photonics 2014
Determining the polarization state of an extreme ultraviolet free-electron laser beam using atomic circular dichroism. Mazza, T; Ilchen, M; Rafipoor, A.J; Callegari, C; Finetti, P; Plekan, O; Prince, K.C; Richter, R; Danailov, M.B; Demidovich, A; De Ninno, G; Grazioli, C; Ivanov, R; Mahne, N; Raimondi, L; Svetina, C; Avaldi, L; Bolognesi, P; Coreno, M; O’Keeffe, P; Di Fraia, M; Devetta, M; Ovcharenko, Y; Möller, T; Lyamayev, V; Stienkemeier, F; Düsterer, S; Ueda, K; Costello, J.T; Kazansky, A.K; Kabachnik, N.M; Meyer, M. Nature Communications 2014
Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) surface modification of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) for control of biocompatibility. Ahad, I.U; Butruk, B; Ayele, M; Budner, B; Bartnik, A; Fiedorowicz, H; Ciach, T; Brabazon, D. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 2014
Fragmentation of neutral amino acids and small peptides by intense, femtosecond laser pulses. Duffy, M.J; Kelly, O; Calvert, C.R; King, R.B; Belshaw, L; Kelly, T.J; Costello, J.T; Timson, D.J; Bryan, W.A; Kierspel, T; Turcu, I.C.E; Cacho, C.M; Springate, E; Williams, I.D; Greenwood, J.B. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2013