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PhD thesis of Mario Galletti awarded top grade

Mario Galletti defended successfully his PhD thesis on June 4, 2020, being awarded the top final grade of Approved with Distinction Cum Laude. During his PhD, Mario worked on different topics ranging from optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers, laser-matter interaction and laser and plasma diagnostics. He performed research at the Laboratory for Intense Lasers, IST, at the VULCAN laser, Central Laser Facility (UK) and at… Read more

X-GoLP undergraduate research placements 2020

Estágios X-GoLP 2020
We are opening a call for partial time Junior Research Placements (Estágios de Introdução à Investigação) for March – September 2020 (extendable). See details here. Read more

Latest Publications

  • Controlling the non-linear optical properties of MgO by tailoring the electronic structure, Applied Physics B 126 (2020) p. 1-7
    Mukhtar Hussain, Hugo Pires, Willem Boutu, Dominik Franz, Rana Nicolas, Tayyab Imran, Hamed Merdji, Marta Fajardo & Gareth O. Williams
  • High-harmonic generation wave front dependence on a driving infrared wave front, Applied optics 59 (2020) p. 1363-1370
    Thomas Wodzinski, Swen Künzel, Jayanath C. P. Koliyadu, Mukhtar Hussain, Barbara Keitel, Gareth O. Williams, Philippe Zeitoun, Elke Plönjes, and Marta Fajardo
  • Proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration in AWAKE, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 377 (2019) p. 2151
    E. Gschwendtner, M. Turner, E. Adli, A. Ahuja, O. Apsimon, R. Apsimon, A.-M. Bachmann, F. Batsch, C. Bracco, F. Braunmüller, S. Burger, G. Burt, B. Buttenschön, A. Caldwell, J. Chappell, E. Chevallay, M. Chung, D. Cooke, H. Damerau, L. H. Deubner, A. Dexter, S. Doebert, J. Farmer, V. N. Fedosseev, R. Fiorito, R. A. Fonseca, F. Friebel, L. Garolfi, S. Gessner, B. Goddard, I. Gorgisyan, A. A. Gorn, E. Granados, O. Grulke, A. Hartin, A. Helm, J. R. Henderson, M. Hüther, M. Ibison, S. Jolly, F. Keeble, M. D. Kelisani, S.-Y. Kim, F. Kraus, M. Krupa, T. Lefevre, Y. Li, S. Liu, N. Lopes, K. V. Lotov, M. Martyanov, S. Mazzoni, V. A. Minakov, J. C. Molendijk, J. T. Moody, M. Moreira, P. Muggli, H. Panuganti, A. Pardons, F. Peña Asmus, A. Perera, A. Petrenko, A. Pukhov, S. Rey, P. Sherwood, L. O. Silva, A. P. Sosedkin, P. V. Tuev, F. Velotti, L. Verra, V. A. Verzilov, J. Vieira, C. P. Welsch, M. Wendt, B. Williamson, M. Wing, B. Woolley, G. Xia and The AWAKE Collaboration
  • Experimental observation of plasma wakefield growth driven by the seeded self-modulation of a proton bunch, Physical Review Letters 122 (2019) p. 054801
    M. Turner et al. (AWAKE Collaboration)