Areas of Expertise

  • Ultrafast vibrational wavepacket dynamics in gas-phase molecules
  • Femtosecond XUV-NIR and UV-NIR pump-probe spectroscopy
  • Strong-field few-cycle laser pulse generation and metrology
  • Ultrafast electron emission from nanoscale metal tips
  • Femtosecond electron diffraction and microscopy
  • Low-energy electron point-projection microscopy
  • Liquid and solid phase femtosecond electron diffraction and microscopy

Publications

  1. & Femtosecond few- to single-electron point-projection microscopy for nanoscale dynamic imaging. Structural Dynamics 3(2), 023612
  2. & VUV excitation of a vibrational wavepacket in D2 measured through strong-field dissociative ionization. New Journal of Physics 17(10), 103013
  3. & Velocity map imaging of femtosecond laser induced photoelectron emission from metal nanotips. New Journal of Physics 16(10), 103031
  4. & Redistribution of vibrational population in a molecular ion with nonresonant strong-field laser pulses. Physical Review A 83(2), 021406
  5. & Quasi-classical model of non-destructive wavepacket manipulation by intense ultrashort nonresonant laser pulses. New Journal of Physics 12(7), 073019

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Teaching

  • PH-129 Laboratory Physics I

    Laboratory Physics I

  • PH-129C Ffiseg Labordy I

    Ffiseg Labordy

  • PH-306 Atomic Physics I

    This course describes the application of quantum mechanics to atomic structure, together with the implications for spectroscopy. The electronic structure of hydrogen (including spin, fine structure and hyperfine structure), helium and alkali metals will be discussed from first principles in quantum mechanics. The effect on energy levels of applied magnetic fields (Zeeman effect) is calculated in perturbation theory. Practical examples of spectroscopy are briefly described.

Supervision

  • Femtosecond transmission electron microscopy (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Kevin O'Keeffe