Areas of Expertise

  • Ultrafast optics
  • Coherent soft x-ray generation
  • Diffractive imaging

Publications

  1. & Optimised XUV holography using spatially shaped high harmonic beams. Optics Express 27(20), 29016
  2. & Comparison of Strong-field Ionization Models in the Wavelength-scaling of High Harmonic Generation. Optics Express 27(5), 6925
  3. & Spatially resolved common-path high-order harmonic interferometry. Optics Letters 43(21), 5275
  4. & Gaussian-Schell analysis of the transverse spatial properties of high-harmonic beams. Scientific Reports 6, 30504
  5. & Quasi-phase-matched high-order harmonic generation using tunable pulse trains. Optics Express 22(7), 7722-7732.

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Teaching

  • PH-308 Modern Laser Systems

    The objective of this module is to develop a link between basic principles of laser physics and the practical realization of laser systems, which have revolutionised laser applications.

  • PH-312 Advanced Research in Physics

    Experiments conducted in two weekly 3-hour laboratory sessions on topics related to advanced research themes in Physics. Students will be allocated by staff to appropriate themes.

  • PH-M08 Modern Laser Systems

    The objective of this module is to develop a link between basic principles of laser physics and the practical realization of laser systems, which have revolutionised laser applications.

Supervision

  • Adaptive Control of High Harmonic Generation for Ultrafast Microscopy (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Kenith Meissner
  • Numerical study of the control of ultrafast electron pulses for nanoscale dynamic imaging (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr William Bryan
  • 'Spatial control of a laser using a defomable mirror and a genetic algorithm.' (awarded 2019)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Dr William Bryan