Multiphoton excitation of surface plasmonpolaritons and scaling of nanoripple formation in large bandgap materials. Das, S.K; Messaoudi, H; Debroy, A; McGlynn, E; Grunwald, R. Optical Materials Express 2013
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
First photoexcitation measurements and r-matrix calculations of even-parity hollow states in laser-excited lithium atoms. Cubaynes, D; Diehl, S; Journel, L; Rouvellou, B; Bizau, J.-M; Wuilleumier, F.J; Berrah, N; Voky, L; Faucher, P; Hibbert, A; Blancard, C; Kennedy, E; Morgan, T.J; Bozek, J; Schlachter, A.S. Physical Review Letters 1996
Hollow-atom-hollow-ion decay routes of triply excited lithium: First Auger results and a comparison with R-matrix calculations. Diehl, S; Cubaynes, D; Kennedy, E.T; Wuilleumier, F.J; Bizau, J.-M; Journel, L; VoKy, L; Faucher, P; Hibbert, A; Blancard, C; Berrah, N; Morgan, T.J; Bozek, J; Schlachter, A.S. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 1997
Photoelectron spectroscopy measurements and theoretical calculations of the lowest doubly hollow lithium state. Diehl, S; Cubaynes, D; Chung, K.T; Wuilleumier, F.J; Kennedy, E.T; Bizau, J.-M; Journel, L; Blancard, C; VoKy, L; Faucher, P; Hibbert, A; Berrah, N; Morgan, T.J; Bozek, J; Schlachter, A.S. Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 1997
Experimental observation and theoretical calculations of rydberg series in hollow lithium atomic states. Dieh, S; Cubaynes, D; Wuilleumier, F.J; Bizau, J.-M; Journel, L; Kennedy, E.T; Blancard, C; Voky, L; Faucher, P; Hibbert, A; Berrah, N; Morgan, T.J; Bozek, J; Schlachter, A.S. Physical Review Letters 1997
High resolution spectroscopy of 2p6 → 2p53d resonantly excited atomic Ca. Obst, B; Benten, W; Von Dem Borne, A; Costello, J; Dardis, L; Gerth, Ch; Glatzel, P; Gray, A; Hansen, J.E; Meighan, O; Kennedy, E; McGuinness, C; Sonntag, B; Verweyen, A; Wernet, Ph; Zimmermann, P. Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 1999