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Professor Alec Thomas

Professor in Novel Methods of Particle Acceleration

  1. 2010
  2. Published

    Plasma cavitation in ultraintense laser interactions with underdense helium plasmas

    Nilson, P. M., Mangles, S. P. D., Willingale, L., Kaluza, M. C., Thomas, A. G. R., Tatarakis, M., Clarke, R. J., Lancaster, K. L., Karsch, S., Schreiber, J., Najmudin, Z., Dangor, A. E. & Krushelnick, K. 30/04/2010 In : New Journal of Physics. 12, 10 p., 045014

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. Published

    Proton deflectometry of a magnetic reconnection geometry

    Willingale, L., Nilson, P. M., Kaluza, M. C., Dangor, A. E., Evans, R. G., Fernandes, P., Haines, M. G., Kamperidis, C., Kingham, R. J., Ridgers, C. P., Sherlock, M., Thomas, A. G. R., Wei, M. S., Najmudin, Z., Krushelnick, K., Bandyopadhyay, S., Notley, M., Minardi, S., Tatarakis, M. & Rozmus, W. 9/04/2010 In : Physics of Plasmas. 17, 4, 5 p., 043104

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  4. Published

    Formation of Optical Bullets in Laser-Driven Plasma Bubble Accelerators

    Dong, P., Reed, S. A., Yi, S. A., Kalmykov, S., Shvets, G., Downer, M. C., Matlis, N. H., Leemans, W. P., McGuffey, C., Bulanov, S. S., Chvykov, V., Kalintchenko, G., Krushelnick, K., Maksimchuk, A., Matsuoka, T., Thomas, A. G. R. & Yanovsky, V. 2/04/2010 In : Physical Review Letters. 104, 13, 4 p., 134801

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  5. Published

    Generation of GeV protons from 1 PW laser interaction with near critical density targets

    Bulanov, S. S., Bychenkov, V. Y., Chvykov, V., Kalinchenko, G., Litzenberg, D. W., Matsuoka, T., Thomas, A. G. R., Willingale, L., Yanovsky, V., Krushelnick, K. & Maksimchuk, A. 04/2010 In : Physics of Plasmas. 17, 4, 8 p., 043105

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  6. Published

    Scalings for radiation from plasma bubbles

    Thomas, A. G. R. 03/2010 In : Physics of Plasmas. 17, 5, 056708

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  7. Published

    Algorithm for calculating spectral intensity due to charged particles in arbitrary motion

    Thomas, A. G. R. 02/2010 In : Physical Review Special Topics: Accelerators and Beams. 13, 2, 11 p., 020702

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  8. Published

    Ionization Induced Trapping in a Laser Wakefield Accelerator

    McGuffey, C., Thomas, A. G. R., Schumaker, W., Matsuoka, T., Chvykov, V., Dollar, F. J., Kalintchenko, G., Yanovsky, V., Maksimchuk, A., Krushelnick, K., Bychenkov, V. Y., Glazyrin, I. V. & Karpeev, A. V. 15/01/2010 In : Physical Review Letters. 104, 2, 4 p., 025004

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  9. Published

    High-order harmonic generation from solid targets with 2 mJ pulses

    Easter, J. H., Mordovanakis, A. G., Hou, B., Thomas, A. G. R., Nees, J. A., Mourou, G. & Krushelnick, K. 2010 In : Optics Letters. 35, 19, p. 3186-3188 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  10. Published

    Narrow Energy Spread Protons and Ions from High-Intensity, High-Contrast Laser Solid Target Interactions

    Dollar, F., Matsuoka, T., McGuffey, C., Bulanov, S. S., Chvykov, V., Davis, J., Kalintchenko, G., Petrov, G., Thomas, A. G. R., Willingale, L., Yanovsky, V., Maksimchuk, A. & Krushelnick, K. 2010 ADVANCED ACCELERATOR CONCEPTS. Gold, S. H. & Nusinovich, G. S. (eds.). AMER INST PHYSICS, p. 710-714 5 p. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 1299)

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

  11. Published

    Synchrotron x-ray radiation from laser wakefield accelerated electron beams in a plasma channel

    Matsuoka, T., Kneip, S., McGuffey, C., Palmer, C. A. J., Schreiber, J., Huntington, C., Horovitz, Y., Dollar, F., Chvykov, V., Kalintchenko, G., Thomas, A. G. R., Yanovsky, V., Phuoc, K. T., Mangles, S. P. D., Najmudin, Z., Maksimchuk, A. & Krushelnick, K. 2010 In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 244, 4, 4 p., 042026

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  12. 2009
  13. Published

    Generation of Ultrahigh-Velocity Ionizing Shocks with Petawatt-Class Laser Pulses

    Nilson, P. M., Mangles, S. P. D., Willingale, L., Kaluza, M. C., Thomas, A. G. R., Tatarakis, M., Najmudin, Z., Clarke, R. J., Lancaster, K. L., Karsch, S., Schreiber, J., Evans, R. G., Dangor, A. E. & Krushelnick, K. 18/12/2009 In : Physical Review Letters. 103, 25, 4 p., 255001

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  14. Published

    Betatron x-ray generation from electrons accelerated in a plasma cavity in the presence of laser fields

    Thomas, A. G. R. & Krushelnick, K. 10/2009 In : Physics of Plasmas. 16, 10, 12 p., 103103

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  15. Published

    MeV proton beams generated by 3 mJ ultrafast laser pulses at 0.5 kHz

    Hou, B., Nees, J. A., Easter, J. H., Davis, J., Petrov, G., Thomas, A. G. R. & Krushelnick, K. 09/2009 In : Applied Physics Letters. 95, 10, 101503

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  16. Published

    Characterization of High-Intensity Laser Propagation in the Relativistic Transparent Regime through Measurements of Energetic Proton Beams

    Willingale, L., Nagel, S. R., Thomas, A. G. R., Bellei, C., Clarke, R. J., Dangor, A. E., Heathcote, R., Kaluza, M. C., Kamperidis, C., Kneip, S., Krushelnick, K., Lopes, N., Mangles, S. P. D., Nazarov, W., Nilson, P. M. & Najmudin, Z. 27/03/2009 In : Physical Review Letters. 102, 12, 4 p., 125002

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  17. Published

    Rapid self-magnetization of laser speckles in plasmas by nonlinear anisotropic instability

    Thomas, A. G. R., Kingham, R. J. & Ridgers, C. P. 3/03/2009 In : New Journal of Physics. 11, 11 p., 033001

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  18. Published

    Photon acceleration and modulational instability during wakefield excitation using long laser pulses

    Trines, R. M. G. M., Murphy, C. D., Lancaster, K. L., Chekhlov, O., Norreys, P. A., Bingham, R., Mendonça, J. T., Silva, L. O., Mangles, S. P. D., Kamperidis, C., Thomas, A. G. R., Krushelnick, K. & Najmudin, Z. 02/2009 In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 51, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  19. Published

    Ultrashort pulse filamentation and monoenergetic electron beam production in LWFAs

    Thomas, A. G. R., Mangles, S. P. D., Murphy, C. D., Dangor, A. E., Foster, P. S., Gallacher, J. G., Jaroszynski, D. A., Kamperidis, C., Krushelnick, K. & Lancaster, K. L. 02/2009 In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 51, 2, 12 p., 024010

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  20. 2008
  21. Published

    Transport in the presence of inverse bremsstrahlung heating and magnetic fields

    Ridgers, C. P., Thomas, A. G. R., Kingham, R. J. & Robinson, A. P. L. 1/09/2008 In : Physics of Plasmas. 15, 9, 092311

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  22. Published

    Longitudinal ion acceleration from high-intensity laser interactions with underdense plasma

    Willingale, L., Mangles, S. P. D., Nilson, P. M., Clarke, R. J., Dangor, A. E., Kailiza, M. C., Karsch, S., Lancaster, K. L., Mori, W. B., Schreiber, J., Thomas, A. G. R., Wei, M-S., Krushelnick, K. & Najmudin, Z. 08/2008 In : IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 36, 4, p. 1825-1832 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  23. Published

    Self-guided wakefield experiments driven by petawatt-class ultrashort laser pulses

    Mangles, S. P. D., Thomas, A. G. R., Bellei, C., Dangor, A. E., Kamperidis, C., Kneip, S., Nagel, S. R., Willingale, L. & Najmudin, Z. 08/2008 In : IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 36, 4, p. 1715-1721 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  24. Published

    Monoenergetic electronic beam production using dual collinear laser pulses

    Thomas, A. G. R., Murphy, C. D., Mangles, S. P. D., Dangor, A. E., Foster, P., Gallacher, J. G., Jaroszynski, D. A., Kamperidis, C., Lancaster, K. L., Norreys, P. A., Viskup, R., Krushelnick, K. & Najmudin, Z. 27/06/2008 In : Physical Review Letters. 100, 25, 4 p., 255002

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  25. Published

    Magnetic Cavitation and the Reemergence of Nonlocal Transport in Laser Plasmas

    Ridgers, C. P., Kingham, R. J. & Thomas, A. G. R. 22/02/2008 In : Physical Review Letters. 100, 7, 4 p., 075003

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  26. Published

    Characterization of Quasi-Monoenergetic Electron Beams at the Lund Laser Centre

    Lindau, F., Lundh, O., Mangles, S. P. D., Kaluza, M. C., Krushelnick, K., Najmudin, Z., Persson, A., Thomas, A. G. R. & Wahlstrom, C-G. 2008 In : IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 36, 4, p. 1707-1714 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  27. 2007
  28. Published

    On the stability of laser wakefield electron accelerators in the monoenergetic regime

    Mangles, S. P. D., Thomas, A. G. R., Lundh, O., Lindau, F., Kaluza, M. C., Persson, A., Wahlstrom, C-G., Krushelnick, K. & Najmudin, Z. 1/05/2007 In : Physics of Plasmas. 14, 5, 056702

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  29. Published

    Effect of laser-focusing conditions on propagation and monoenergetic electron production in laser-wakefield accelerators

    Thomas, A. G. R., Najmudin, Z., Mangles, S. P. D., Murphy, C. D., Dangor, A. E., Kamperidis, C., Lancaster, K. L., Mori, W. B., Norreys, P. A., Rozmus, W. & Krushelnick, K. 2/03/2007 In : Physical Review Letters. 98, 9, 4 p., 095004

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  30. Published

    Measurements of wave-breaking radiation from a laser-wakefield accelerator

    Thomas, A. G. R., Mangles, S. P. D., Najmudin, Z., Kaluza, M. C., Murphy, C. D. & Krushelnick, K. 2/02/2007 In : Physical Review Letters. 98, 5, 4 p., 054802

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  31. Published

    Comment on "Collimated multi-MeV ion beams from high-intensity laser interactions with underdense plasma" - Willingale et al. reply

    Willingale, L., Mangles, S. P. D., Nilson, P. M., Clarke, R. J., Dangor, A. E., Kaluza, M. C., Karsch, S., Lancaster, K. L., Mori, W. B., Najmudin, Z., Schreiber, J., Thomas, A. G. R., Wei, M. S. & Krushelnick, K. 26/01/2007 In : Physical Review Letters. 98, 4, 1 p., 049504

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  32. 2006
  33. Published

    Effect of laser contrast ratio on electron beam stability in laser wakefield acceleration experiments

    Mangles, S. P. D., Thomas, A. G. R., Kaluza, M. C., Lundh, O., Lindau, F., Persson, A., Najmudin, Z., Wahlstrom, C-G., Murphy, C. D., Kamperidis, C., Lancaster, K. L., Divall, E. J. & Krushelnick, K. 12/2006 In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 48, 12B, B83

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  34. Published

    Erratum: “Evidence of photon acceleration by laser wake fields” [Phys. Plasmas 13, 033108 (2006)]

    Murphy, C. D. , Trines, R. M. G. M. , Vieira, J. , Reitsma, A. J. W. , Bingham, R. , Collier, J. L. , Divall, E. J. , Foster, P. S. , Hooker, C. J. , Langley, A. J. , Norreys, P. A. , Fonseca, R. A. , Fiuza, F. , Silva, L. O. , Mendonça, J. T. , Gallacher, J. G. , Viskup, R. , Jaroszynski, D. A. , Mangles, S. P. D. , Thomas, A. G. R. & 2 others Krushelnick, K. & Najmudin, Z. 1/07/2006 In : Physics of Plasmas. 13, 7, 079901

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  35. Published

    Laser-wakefield acceleration of monoenergetic electron beams in the first plasma-wave period

    Mangles, S. P. D., Thomas, A. G. R., Kaluza, M. C., Lundh, O., Lindau, F., Persson, A., Tsung, F. S., Najmudin, Z., Mori, W. B., Wahlstrom, C-G. & Krushelnick, K. 30/06/2006 In : Physical Review Letters. 96, 21, 215001

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  36. Published

    Collimated multi-MeV ion beams from high-intensity laser interactions with underdense plasma

    Willingale, L., Mangles, SPD., Nilson, PM., Clarke, RJ., Dangor, AE., Kaluza, MC., Karsch, S., Lancaster, KL., Mori, WB., Najmudin, Z., Schreiber, J., Thomas, A., Wei, MS. & Krushelnick, K. 23/06/2006 In : Physical Review Letters. 96, 24, 4 p., 245002

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  37. Published

    The effect of laser focusing conditions in laser wakefield acceleration experiments

    Thomas, A. G. R., Mangles, S. P. D., Najmudin, Z., Murphy, C. D., Dangor, A. E., Rozmus, W., Krushelnick, K., Foster, P. S., Norreys, P. A., Gallacher, J. G., Jaroszynski, D. A. & Mori, W. B. 21/06/2006 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2006 and 2006 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference. CLEO/QELS 2006. IEEE, (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2006 and 2006 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference. CLEO/QELS 2006)

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

  38. Published

    Optical probing of high-intensity laser interactions with underdense plasmas using the VULCAN petawatt laser facility

    Nilson, P. M., Mangles, S. P. D., Willingale, L., Kaluza, M. C., Thomas, A. G. R., Najmudin, Z., Evans, R. G., Dangor, A. E., Krushelnick, K., Tatarakis, M., Clarke, R. J., Lancaster, K. L., Hernandez-Gomez, C., Karsch, S. & Schreiber, J. 06/2006 In : Journal de Physique 4. 133, p. 543-547 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  39. Published

    Laser wakefield acceleration in the first plasma wave period

    Mangles, S. P. D., Thomas, A. G. R., Kaluza, M. C., Najmudin, Z., Dangor, A. E., Krushelnick, K., Lundh, O., Lindau, F. & Wahlstrom, C-G. 21/05/2006 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2006 and 2006 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference. CLEO/QELS 2006. IEEE, (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2006 and 2006 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference. CLEO/QELS 2006)

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

  40. Published

    The generation of mono-energetic electron beams from ultrashort pulse laser–plasma interactions

    Mangles, S. P. D., Krushelnick, K., Najmudin, Z., Wei, M. S., Walton, B., Gopal, A., Dangor, A. E., Fritzler, S., Murphy, C. D., Thomas, A. G. R., Mori, W. B., Gallacher, J. G., Jaroszynski, D., Norreys, P. A. & Viskup, R. 15/03/2006 In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A. 364, p. 663-677 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  41. Published

    Evidence of photon acceleration by laser wake fields

    Murphy, C. D. , Trines, R. M. G. M. , Vieira, J. , Reitsma, A. J. W. , Bingham, R. , Collier, J. L. , Divall, E. J. , Foster, P. S. , Hooker, C. J. , Langley, A. J. , Norreys, P. A. , Fonseca, R. A. , Fiuza, F. , Silva, L. O. , Mendonça, J. T. , Mori, W. B. , Gallacher, J. G. , Viskup, R. , Jaroszynski, D. A. , Mangles, S. P. D. & 3 others Thomas, A. G. R., Krushelnick, K. & Najmudin, Z. 03/2006 In : Physics of Plasmas. 13, 3, 033108

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  42. 2005
  43. Published

    Electron Acceleration in Cavitated Channels Formed by a Petawatt Laser in Low-Density Plasma

    Mangles, S. P. D., Walton, B., Tzoufras, M., Najmudin, Z., Clarke, R. J., Dangor, A. E., Evans, R. G., Fritzler, S., Gopal, A., Hernandez-Gomez, C., Mori, W. B., Rozmus, W., Tatarakis, M., Thomas, A. G. R., Tsung, F. S., Wei, M. S. & Krushelnick, K. 24/06/2005 In : Physical Review Letters. 94, 24, 4 p., 245001

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  44. Published

    Laser plasma acceleration of electrons: towards the production of monoenergetic beams

    Krushelnick, K., Najmudin, Z., Mangles, S. P. D., Thomas, A. G. R., Wei, M., Walton, B., Gopal, A., Clark, E., Dangor, A. E., Fritzler, S., Murphy, C. D., Norreys, P. A., Mori, W. B., Gallacher, J. G., Jaroszynski, D. A. & Viskup, R. 1/05/2005 In : Physics of Plasmas. 12, 5, 056711

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  45. 2004
  46. Published

    Observation of mono‐energetic structures in the spectrum of laser wakefield accelerated electrons

    Murphy, C. D., Mangles, S. P. D., Najmudin, Z., Thomas, A. G. R., Collier, J. L., Dangor, A. E., Divall, E. J., Foster, P. S., Gallacher, J. G., Hooker, C. J., Jaroszynski, D. A., Langley, A. J., Mori, W. B., Norreys, P. A., Viskup, R., Walton, B. & Krushelnick, K. 7/12/2004 In : AIP Conference Proceedings. 737, 1, p. 853-857 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  47. Published

    Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser–plasma interactions

    Mangles, S. P. D., Murphy, C. D., Najmudin, Z., Thomas, A. G. R., Collier, J. L., Dangor, A. E., Divall, E. J., Foster, P. S., Gallacher, J. G., Hooker, C. J., Jaroszynski, D. A., Langley, A. J., Mori, W. B., Norreys, P. A., Tsung, F. S., Viskup, R., Walton, B. & Krushelnick, K. 30/09/2004 In : Nature. 431, p. 535-538 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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