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Professor Alec Thomas

Professor in Novel Methods of Particle Acceleration

  1. 2018
  2. Published

    Electron spin polarization in realistic trajectories around the magnetic node of two counter-propagating, circularly polarized, ultra-intense lasers

    Del Sorbo, D., Seipt, D., Thomas, A. G. R. & Ridgers, C. P. 13/04/2018 In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 60, p. 1-8 8 p., 064003

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    General features of experiments on the dynamics of laser-driven electron–positron beams

    Warwick, J. R., Alejo, A., Dzelzainis, T., Schumaker, W., Doria, D., Romagnani, L., Poder, K., Cole, J. M., Yeung, M., Krushelnick, K., Mangles, S. P. D., Najmudin, Z., Samarin, G. M., Symes, D., Thomas, A. G. R., Borghesi, M. & Sarri, G. 15/02/2018 In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  4. Published

    Experimental Evidence of Radiation Reaction in the Collision of a High-Intensity Laser Pulse with a Laser-Wakefield Accelerated Electron Beam

    Cole, J. M. , Behm, K. T. , Gerstmayr, E. , Blackburn, T. G. , Wood, J. C. , Baird, C. D. , Duff, M. J. , Harvey, C. , Ilderton, A. , Joglekar, A. S. , Krushelnick, K. , Kuschel, S. , Marklund, M. , McKenna, P. , Murphy, C. D. , Poder, K. , Ridgers, C. P. , Samarin, G. M. , Sarri, G. , Symes, D. R. & 5 others Thomas, A. G. R., Warwick, J., Zepf, M., Najmudin, Z. & Mangles, S. P. D. 7/02/2018 In : Physical Review X. 8, 1, 11 p., 011020

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  5. 2017
  6. Published

    Experimental Observation of a Current-Driven Instability in a Neutral Electron-Positron Beam

    Warwick, J., Dzelzainis, T., Dieckmann, M. E., Schumaker, W., Doria, D., Romagnani, L., Poder, K., Cole, J. M., Alejo, A., Yeung, M., Krushelnick, K., Mangles, S. P. D., Najmudin, Z., Reville, B., Samarin, G. M., Symes, D. D., Thomas, A. G. R., Borghesi, M. & Sarri, G. 3/11/2017 In : Physical Review Letters. 119, 18, 5 p., 185002

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  7. Published

    Spin polarization of electrons by ultraintense lasers

    Del Sorbo, D., Seipt, D., Blackburn, T. G., Thomas, A. G. R., Murphy, C. D., Kirk, J. G. & Ridgers, C. P. 11/10/2017 In : Physical Review A. 96, 4, 5 p., 043407

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  8. Published

    Horizon 2020 EuPRAXIA design study

    Walker, P. A. , Alesini, P. D. , Alexandrova, A. S. , Anania, M. P. , Andreev, N. E. , Andriyash, I. , Aschikhin, A. , Assmann, R. W. , Audet, T. , Bacci, A. , Barna, I. F. , Beaton, A. , Beck, A. , Beluze, A. , Bernhard, A. , Bielawski, S. , Bisesto, F. G. , Boedewadt, J. , Brandi, F. , Bringer, O. & 140 others Brinkmann, R., Bründermann, E., Büscher, M., Bussmann, M., Bussolino, G. C., Chance, A., Chanteloup, J. C., Chen, M., Chiadroni, E., Cianchi, A., Clarke, J., Cole, J., Couprie, M. E., Croia, M., Cros, B., Dale, J., Dattoli, G., Delerue, N., Delferriere, O., Delinikolas, P., Dias, J., Dorda, U., Ertel, K., Ferran Pousa, A., Ferrario, M., Filippi, F., Fils, J., Fiorito, R., Fonseca, R. A., Galimberti, M., Gallo, A., Garzella, D., Gastinel, P., Giove, D., Giribono, A., Gizzi, L. A., Grüner, F. J., Habib, A. F., Haefner, L. C., Heinemann, T., Hidding, B., Holzer, B. J., Hooker, S. M., Hosokai, T., Irman, A., Jaroszynski, D. A., Jaster-Merz, S., Joshi, C., Kaluza, M. C., Kando, M., Karger, O. S., Karsch, S., Khazanov, E., Khikhlukha, D., Knetsch, A., Kocon, D., Koester, P., Kononenko, O., Korn, G., Kostyukov, I., Labate, L., Lechner, C., Leemans, W. P., Lehrach, A., Li, F. Y., Li, X., Libov, V., Lifschitz, A., Litvinenko, V., Lu, W., Maier, A. R., Malka, V., Manahan, G. G., Mangles, S. P. D., Marchetti, B., Marocchino, A., Martinez de la Ossa, A., Martins, J. L., Massimo, F., Mathieu, F., Maynard, G., Mehrling, T. J., Molodozhentsev, A. Y., Mosnier, A., Mostacci, A., Mueller, A. S., Najmudin, Z., Nghiem, P. A. P., Nguyen, F., Niknejadi, P., Osterhoff, J., Papadopoulos, D., Patrizi, B., Pattathil, R., Petrillo, V., Pocsai, M. A., Poder, K., Pompili, R., Pribyl, L., Pugacheva, D., Romeo, S., Rossi, A. R., Roussel, E., Sahai, A. A., Scherkl, P., Schramm, U., Schroeder, C. B., Schwindling, J., Scifo, J., Serafini, L., Sheng, Z. M., Silva, L. O., Silva, T., Simon, C., Sinha, U., Specka, A., Streeter, M. J. V., Svystun, E. N., Symes, D., Szwaj, C., Tauscher, G., Thomas, A. G. R., Thompson, N., Toci, G., Tomassini, P., Vaccarezza, C., Vannini, M., Vieira, J. M., Villa, F., Wahlström, C-G., Walczak, R., Weikum, M. K., Welsch, C. P., Wiemann, C., Wolfenden, J., Xia, G., Yabashi, M., Yu, L., Zhu, J. & Zigler, A. 20/09/2017 In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 874, 8 p., 012029

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  9. Published

    Enhancement of THz generation by feedback-optimized wavefront manipulation

    Hah, J., Jiang, W., He, Z-H., Nees, J. A., Hou, B., Thomas, A. G. R. & Krushelnick, K. 24/07/2017 In : Optics Express. 25, 15, p. 17271-17279 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  10. Published

    Heavy ion acceleration in the radiation pressure acceleration and breakout afterburner regimes

    Petrov, G. M., McGuffey, C., Thomas, A. G. R., Krushelnick, K. & Beg, F. N. 07/2017 In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 59, 7, 11 p., 075003

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  11. Published

    Brilliant X-rays using a Two-Stage Plasma Insertion Device

    Holloway, J. A., Norreys, P. A., Thomas, A. G. R., Bartolini, R., Bingham, R., Nydell, J., Trines, R. M. G. M., Walker, R. & Wing, M. 21/06/2017 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 9 p., 3985

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  12. Published

    Enhanced laser absorption from radiation pressure in intense laser plasma interactions

    Dollar, F., Zulick, C., Raymond, A., Chvykov, V., Willingale, L., Yanovsky, V., Maksimchuk, A., Thomas, A. G. R. & Krushelnick, K. 6/06/2017 In : New Journal of Physics. 19, 9 p., 063014

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  13. Published

    Spectral and spatial characterisation of laser-driven positron beams

    Sarri, G., Warwick, J., Schumaker, W., Poder, K., Cole, J., Doria, D., Dzelzainis, T., Krushelnick, K., Kuschel, S., Mangles, S. P. D., Najmudin, Z., Romagnani, L., Samarin, G. M., Symes, D., Thomas, A. G. R., Yeung, M. & Zepf, M. 01/2017 In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 59, 1, 7 p., 014015

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  14. 2016
  15. Published

    Acceleration of high charge-state target ions in high-intensity laser interactions with sub-micron targets

    McGuffey, C., Raymond, A., Batson, T., Hua, R., Petrov, G. M., Kim, J., Krauland, C. M., Maksimchuk, A., Thomas, A. G. R., Yanovsky, V., Krushelnick, K. & Beg, F. N. 17/11/2016 In : New Journal of Physics. 18, 11 p., 113032

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  16. Published

    Vlasov simulations of thermal plasma waves with relativistic phase velocity in a Lorentz boosted frame

    Thomas, A. G. R. 9/11/2016 In : Physical Review E. 94, 5, 11 p., 053204

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  17. Published

    Capturing structural dynamics in crystalline silicon using chirped electrons from a laser wakefield accelerator

    He, Z. -H., Nees, J. A., Krushelnick, K., Thomas, A. G. R. & Faure, J. 8/11/2016 In : Scientific Reports. 6, 8 p., 36224

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  18. Published

    High repetition-rate neutron generation by several-mJ, 35 fs pulses interacting with free-flowing D2O

    Hah, J., Petrov, G. M., Nees, J. A., He, Z-H., Hammig, M. D., Krushelnick, K. & Thomas, A. G. R. 4/10/2016 In : Applied Physics Letters. 109, 14, 4 p., 144102

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  19. Published

    Applications of laser wakefield accelerator-based light sources

    Albert, F. & Thomas, A. G. R. 10/2016 In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 58, 10, 35 p., 103001

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

  20. Published

    Characterization of electrons and x-rays produced using chirped laser pulses in a laser wakefield accelerator

    Zhao, T. Z., Behm, K., He, Z-H., Maksimchuk, A., Nees, J. A., Yanovsky, V., Thomas, A. G. R. & Krushelnick, K. 10/2016 In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 58, 10, 6 p., 105003

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  21. Published

    High-Flux Femtosecond X-Ray Emission from Controlled Generation of Annular Electron Beams in a Laser Wakefield Accelerator

    Zhao, T. Z., Behm, K., Dong, C. F., Davoine, X., Kalmykov, S. Y., Petrov, V., Chvykov, V., Cummings, P., Hou, B., Maksimchuk, A., Nees, J. A., Yanovsky, V., Thomas, A. G. R. & Krushelnick, K. 26/08/2016 In : Physical Review Letters. 117, 9, 5 p., 094801

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  22. Published

    Target surface area effects on hot electron dynamics from high intensity laser-plasma interactions

    Zulick, C., Raymond, A., McKelvey, A., Chvykov, V., Maksimchuk, A., Thomas, A. G. R., Willingale, L., Yanovsky, V. & Krushelnick, K. 15/06/2016 In : New Journal of Physics. 18, 7 p., 063020

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  23. Published

    Generation of heavy ion beams using femtosecond laser pulses in the target normal sheath acceleration and radiation pressure acceleration regimes

    Petrov, G. M., McGuffey, C., Thomas, A. G. R., Krushelnick, K. & Beg, F. N. 06/2016 In : Physics of Plasmas. 23, 6, 9 p., 063108

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  24. Published

    Ionization injection effects in x-ray spectra generated by betatron oscillations in a laser wakefield accelerator

    Behm, K. T., Zhao, T. Z., Cole, J. M., Maksimchuk, A., Mangles, S. P. D., Nees, J., Wood, J. C., Yanovsky, V., Krushelnick, K. & Thomas, A. G. R. 05/2016 In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 58, 5, 8 p., 055012

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  25. Published

    Kinetic modeling of Nernst effect in magnetized hohlraums

    Joglekar, A. S., Ridgers, C. P., Kingham, R. J. & Thomas, A. G. R. 22/04/2016 In : Physical Review E. 93, 4, 5 p., 043206

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  26. Published

    Control of the configuration of multiple femtosecond filaments in air by adaptive wavefront manipulation

    Englesbe, A. C., He, Z., Nees, J. A., Thomas, A. G. R., Schmitt-Sody, A. & Krushelnick, K. 21/03/2016 In : Optics Express. 24, 6, p. 6071-6082 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  27. Published

    Proton acceleration from high-contrast short pulse lasers interacting with sub-micron thin foils

    Petrov, G. M., McGuffey, C., Thomas, A. G. R., Krushelnick, K. & Beg, F. N. 7/02/2016 In : Journal of Applied Physics. 119, 5, 5 p., 053302

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  28. Published

    The International Laser Plasma Accelerators Workshop 2015 (Guadeloupe, May 10–15)

    Malka, V., Lambert, G., Flacco, A. & Thomas, A. G. R. 22/01/2016 In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 58, 3, 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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