Publications

2016

Beyond the ponderomotive limit: Direct laser acceleration of relativistic electrons in sub-critical plasmas
A. V. Arefiev, V. N. Khudik, A. P. L. Robinson, G. Shvets, L. Willingale and M. Schollmeier, Phys. Plasmas 23, 056704 (2016) PDF

High-Efficiency Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplifier in BiB3O6 for Generation of 3 mJ, Two-Cycle, Carrier-Envelope-Phase-Stable Pulses at 17 Μm
Y. Yin, J. Li, X. Ren, K. Zhao, Y. Wu, E. Cunningham, and Z. Chang, Optics Letters 41, 1142 (2016) PDF

High spatial frequency laser induced periodic surface structure formation in germanium by mid-IR femtosecond pulses
D.R. Austin, K. R.P Kafka, Y. H. Lai, Z. Wang, K. Zhang, H. Li, C.I. Blaga, A. Y. Yi, L. F. DiMauro, E. A. Chowdhury. J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 120, p. 143103 (2016) PDF

Laser wakefield and direct acceleration with ionization injection
X. Zhang, V. N. Khudik, A. Pukhov and G. Shvets. Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 58, 034011 (2016) PDF

Measurement of sulfur L2,3 and carbon K edge XANES in a polythiophene film using a high harmonic supercontinuum
Johnson et al., Structural Dynamics, 3, 062603 (2016) PDF

Measurements of fluence profiles in femtosecond laser filaments in air
X.-L. Liu, W. Cheng, M. Petrarca, P. Polynkin Opt. Lett., vol. 41, p. 4751 (2016) PDF

Multidimensional high harmonic spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules: detecting sub-cycle laser-driven hole dynamics upon ionization in strong mid-IR laser fields
Bruner B.D. et al, Faraday Discussions 194: 369-405 (2016) PDF

Picosecond laser filamentation in air
A. Schmitt-Sody, H. G. Kurz, L. Berge, S. Skupin, P. Polynkin New J. Phys., vol. 18, p. 093005 (2016) PDF

Rotational mechanism of lasing in singly ionized nitrogen molecular ions under femtosecond mid-IR pumping
A. Azarm, P. Corkum, P. Polynkin CLEO 2016 postdeadline paper JTh4B.9 PDF

Spontaneous emergence of non-planar electron orbits during direct laser acceleration by a linearly polarized laser pulse
A. V. Arefiev, V. N. Khudik, A. P. L. Robinson, G. Shvets, and L. Willingale. Phys. Plasmas 23, 023111 (2016) doi: 10.1063/1.4942036 PDF

Strong-field ionization of clusters using two-cycle pulses at 1.8 µm
B. Schuette et al, Scientific Reports 6, 39664 (2016) PDF

Supercontinuum af a 3.9-mm filament in air: Formation of a two-octave plateau and nonlinearly enhanced linear absorption
N. A. Panov, D. E. Shipilo, V. A. Andreeva, O. G. Kosareva, A. M. Saletsky, H. Xu, P. Polynkin Phys. Rev. A, vol. 94, p. 041801(R) (2016) PDF

Ultra-fast bandgap photonics in mid-IR wavelengths
E. A. Chowdhury, K. R. P. Kafka, D. R. Austin, K. Werner, N. Talisa, B. Ma, C. I. Blaga, L. F. DiMauro, H. Li, A. Yi. Proc. of SPIE Vol. 9835 P. 983519-6 (2016) PDF

Universal scalings for laser acceleration of electrons in ion channels
V. N. Khudik, A. V. Arefiev, X. Zhang, and G. Shvets. Phys. Plasmas 23, 103108 (2016) PDF

Universal threshold for femtosecond laser ablation with oblique illumination
X.-L. Liu, Weibo Cheng, M. Petrarca, P. Polynkin Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 109, p. 161604 (2016) PDF

Wake excited in plasma by an ultrarelativistic pointlike bunch
G. Stupakov, B. Breizman, V. N. Khudik and G. Shvets, Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams vol. 19, 101302 (2016) PDF

2017

2.5 TW, two-cycle IR laser pulses via frequency domain optical parametric amplification
V. Gruson, G. Ernotte, P. Lassonde, A. Laramee, M. R. Bionta, M. Chaker, L. DiMaurro, P. B. Corkum, H. Ibrahim, B. E. Schmidt, and F. Legare, Optical Society of America Vol. 25, p. 22, (2017) PDF

Enhanced attosecond pulse generation in the vacuum ultraviolet using a two-colour driving field for high harmonic generation
P. Matía-Hernando, T. Witting, D. J. Walke, J. P. Marangos & J. W. G. Tisch, Journal of Modern Optics (2017) PDF

Full-dimensional treatment of short-time vibronic dynamics in a molecular high-order-harmonic-generation process in methane
S. Patchkovskii and M. S. Schuurman, Physical Review A 96, 053405 (2017) PDF

Generation of octave-spanning mid-infrared pulses from cascaded second-order nonlinear processes in a single crystal
Y. Yin, X. Ren, A. Chew, J. Li, Y. Wang, F. Zhuang, Y. Wu and Z. Chang, Scientific Reports vol.7, 11097 (2017) PDF

High-energy mid-infrared sub-cycle pulse synthesis from a parametric amplier
H. Liang, P. Krogen, Z. Wang, H. Park, T. Kroh, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, J. Moses, L. DiMauro, F. Kärtner, and K. Hong. Nat. Comm. 8, 141 doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00193-4 (2017) PDF

High-order harmonic generations in intense MIR fields by cascade three-wave mixing in a fractal-poled LiNbO3 photonic crystal
H. PARK, A. Camper, K. Kafka, B. Ma, Y. Lai, C. Blaga, P. Agostini, L. F. DiMauro, E. Chowdhury Optics Letters Vol. 42, Issue 19, pp. 4020-4023 (2017) PDF

Micrometer-thickness liquid sheet jets flowing in vacuum
G. Galinis, J. Strucka, J. Barnard, A. Braun, R. A. Smith, and J. P. Marangos, Review of Scientific Instruments 88, 083117 (2017) PDF

Multi-pulse scheme for laser-guided electrical breakdown of air
P. Polynkin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 161102 (2017) PDF

Optical gain in rotationally excited nitrogen molecular ions
A. Azarm, P. Corkum, and P. Polynkin Phys. Review. A 96, 051401(R) (2017) PDF

Symmetry Breaking and Strong Persistent Plasma Currents via Resonant Destabilization of Atoms
C. Brée, M. Hofmann, A. Demircan, U. Morgner, O. Kosareva, A. Savel’ev, A. Husakou, M. Ivanov, and I. Babushkin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 243202 (2017) PDF

The roles of photo-carrier doping and driving wavelength in high harmonic generation from a semiconductor
Z. Wang, H. Park, Y-H. Lai, C. I. Blaga, F. Yang, P. Agostini and L. F. DiMauro. Nature Communications, 8, 1686 doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01899-1 (2017) PDF

Towards Terawatt Sub-Cycle Long-Wave Infrared Pulses via Chirped Optical Parametric Amplification and Indirect Pulse Shaping
Y. Yin, A. Chew, X. Ren, J. Li, Y. Wang, Y. Wu and Z. Chang, Scientific Reports, vol. 7, 45794 (2017) PDF

Tunable mid-infrared source of light carrying orbital angular momentum in the femtosecond regime
A. Camper, H. Park, Y. Lai, H. Kageyama, S. Li, B. K. Talbert, C. I. Blaga, P. Agostini, T. Ruchon, and L. F. DiMauro, Optics Letters Vol. 42, Issue 19, pp. 3769-3772 (2017) PDF

2018

Ab-initio calculations of the linear and nonlinear susceptibilities of N2, O2, and air in the mid-infrared
J. Brown, A. Couairon, and M. B. Gaarde, Phys. Rev. A 97, 063421 (2018) PDF

Air Lasing
P. Polynkin, Y. Cheng (Editors), Springer, February 1, 2018, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-65220-7 PDF

Attosecond chirp compensation in water window by plasma dispersion
Zenghu Chang, Opt. Express 26, 33238-33244 (2018) PDF

Attosecond light sources in the water window
X. Ren, J. Li, Y. Yin, K. Zhao, A. Chew, Y. Wang, S. Hu, Y. Cheng, E. Cunningham, Y. Wu, M. Chini and Z. Chang, J. Optics 20, 023001, doi: 10.1088/2040-8986/aaa394 (2018) PDF

Attosecond recorder of the polarization state of
A. Jiménez-Galán, G. Dixit, S. Patchkovskii, O. Smirnova, F. Morales and M. Ivanov, Nat. Comm. 9, 850 (2018) PDF

Attosecond transient absorption spectrum of argon at the L2,3 edge
A. Chew, N. Douguet, C. Cariker, J. Li, E. Lindroth, X. Ren, Y. Yin, L. Argenti, W. T. Hill, III, and Z. Chang, Phys. Rev. A 97, 31407(R), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.97.031407 (2018) PDF

Diagnostics for plasma-based electron accelerators
M. C. Downer, R. Zgadzaj, A. Debus, U. Schramm and M. C. Kaluza, Rev. Mod. Phys., mss. RR10067, in press (2018) PDF

Direct stand-off fabrication of black silicon with enhanced absorptance in the short-wavelength infrared region using femtosecond laser filament
Y. Su, X. Zhan, H. Zang, Y. Fu, A. Li, H. Xu, S.-L. Chin, P. Polynkin, Appl. Phys. B 124, 223 (2018) PDF

Effects of laser polarization and wavelength on hybrid laser wakefield and direct acceleration
Xi Zhang, T Wang, VN Khudik, AC Bernstein, MC Downer, G Shvets, Plasma Phys. Contr> Fusion 60, 105002 (2018) PDF

Enhanced high-order harmonic generation driven by a wave-front corrected high-energy laser
Yang Wang, Tianyi Guo, Jialin Li, Jian Zhao, Yanchun Yin, Xiaoming Ren, Jie Li, Yi Wu, Matthew Weidman, Zenghu Chang, Marieke Jager, Christopher Kaplan, Romain Géneaux, Christian Ott, Daniel M Neumark, Stephen R Leone, J. Phys. B 51, 134005 (2018) PDF

Far-field constant-gradient laser accelerator of electrons in an ion channel
Vladimir N. Khudik, Xi Zhang, Tianhong Wang, and Gennady Shvets, Physics of Plasmas 25, 083101 (2018) PDF

Femtosecond laser damage of germanium from near- to mid-infrared wavelengths
D. R. Austin, K. R. P. Kafka, Y. H. Lai, Z. Wang, C. I. Blaga and E. A. Chowdhury, Optics Letters Vol. 43, No. 15, pp. 3702 (2018) PDF

Generation of 1 kHz, 2.3 mJ, 88 fs, 2.5 µm pulses from a Cr2+:ZnSe chirped pulse amplifier
Xiaoming Ren, Lam H. Mach, Yanchun Yin, Yang Wang, and Zenghu Chang, Optics Letters 43, 3381 (2018) PDF

Generation of high-energy narrowband 2.05 µm pulses for seeding a Ho:YLF laser
Y. Yin, X. Ren, Y. Wang, F. Zhuang, J. Li and Z. Chang, Photonics Research 6, 1, doi: 10.1364/PRJ.6.000001. (2018) PDF

High flux SXR HHG from ionization reshaped few-cycle pulses
A.S. Johnson, D.R. Austin, D.A. Wood, C. Brahms, A. Gregory, K.B. Holzner, S. Jarosch, E.W. Larsen, S. Parker, C.S. Struber, P. Ye, J.W.G. Tisch, J.P. Marangos, Sciences Advances 4, eaar3761 (2018) PDF

High harmonic interferometry of the Lorentz force in strong mid-infrared laser fields
E. Pisanty, D.D. Hickstein, B.R. Galloway, C. G. Durfee, H. C Kapteyn, M.M Murnane and M. Ivanov, New J. Phys. 20 053036 (2018) PDF

High-harmonic spectroscopy of ultrafast manybody dynamics in strongly correlated systems
R. E. F. Silva, Igor V. Blinov, Alexey N. Rubtsov, O. Smirnova, M. Ivanov, Nat. Photonics 12, 266 (2018) PDF

Low-Energy Electron Emission in the Strong-Field Ionization of Rare Gas Clusters
Bernd Schütte, Christian Peltz, Dane R Austin, Christian Strüber, Peng Ye, Arnaud Rouzée, Marc JJ Vrakking, Nikolay Golubev, Alexander I Kuleff, Thomas Fennel, Jon P Marangos, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 063202 (2018) PDF

Measurements of fluence profiles in femtosecond laser sparks and superfilaments in air
Z. Samsonova, D. Kartashov, C. Spielmann, S. Bodrov, A. Murzanev, V. Jukna, M. Petrarca, A. Couairon, and P. Polynkin, Phys. Rev. A 97, 063841 (2018) PDF

Multi-channel dynamics in high harmonic generation of aligned CO2: ab initio analysis with time-dependent B-spline algebraic diagrammatic construction
M. Ruberti, P. Decleva and V. Averbukh, PCCP 20, 8311 (2018) PDF

Probing the phase transition in VO2 using few-cycle 1.8m pulses
M. R. Bionta, V. Wanie, V. Gruson, J. Chaillou, D. Lepage, P. Lassonde, M. Chaker, and F. Légaré, Phys. Rev. B 97, 125126, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.97.125126. (2018) PDF

Robust Remote sensing of trace-level heavy-metal contaminants in water using intense self-channeling laser pulses
H.-L. Li, H. Xu, H.-W. Zang, C. Liu, H.-B. Sun, A. Baltuska, P. Polynkin, , Global Challenges 1, 1800070 (2018) PDF

Simultaneously spatially and temporally focused femtosecond vortex beams for laser micromachining
W. Cheng, X. Liu and P. Polynkin, Optical Society of America, Vol. 35, No. 10, pp. B16 (2018) PDF

2019

Photon acceleration and tunable broadband harmonics generation in nonlinear time-dependent metasurfaces
Maxim R. Shcherbakov, Kevin Werner, Zhiyuan Fan, Noah Talisa, Enam Chowdhury and Gennady Shvets, Nature Communications volume 10, Article number: 1345 (2019) PDF

Submitted or in preparation 

Observation of relativisitic self-modulated plasma wakes driven by a terawatt CO2 laser
J. R. Welch, R. Zgadzaj, M. C. Downer, M. Polyanskiy, M. Babzien, C. Swinson, I. Pogorelsky, C. Zhang, W. Lu, R. Samulyak, N. Vafaei-Najafabadi, in preparation for submission to Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams (2018)

Single-shot observation of time-resolved pulse propagation in glass
Y. Y. Chang, Z. Li J. Welch, R. Zgadzaj, J. R. Gulley, A. B. Bernstein and M. C. Downer, in preparation for submission to Opt. Lett. (2018)