Publications by Adam Wyatt


Development of an auxiliary OPCPA beamline for the Vulcan PW laser facility

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Part F92-CLEO_AT 2018 (2018)

I Musgrave, S Blake, A Boyle, R Clarke, J Collier, M Galimberti, C Hernandez-Gomez, D Pepler, P Oliviera, W Shaikh, T Winstone, A Wyatt, B Wyborn

© OSA 2018. In this paper we present our plans for an auxiliary OPCPA beamline for the Vulcan PW laser facility. It will be capable of delivering 30J < 30fs in combination with the existing beams.


Spectral gain investigation of large size OPCPA based on partially deuterated KDP

EPJ Web of Conferences 167 (2018)

M Galimberti, A Boyle, IO Musgrave, P Oliveira, D Pepler, W Shaikh, TB Winstone, A Wyatt, C Hernandez-Gomez

© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018. The Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplification is one of the most promising techniques to deliver 20PW laser system. The already available KD∗P in large size is a good candidate as nonlinear crystal. In this article we report the experimental analysis of the spectral small signal gain for KD∗P at 70% deuteration level for different phase matching and non-collinear angle. The data is also compared with a theoretical model.


Spatially resolved common-path high-order harmonic interferometry.

Optics letters 43 (2018) 5275-5278

MM Mang, DT Lloyd, PN Anderson, D Treacher, AS Wyatt, SM Hooker, IA Walmsley, K O'Keeffe

Spatially resolved interference is observed between high-order harmonics generated in two longitudinally separated gas targets. High-contrast modulations in the intensity of each harmonic order up to the cutoff are observed on-axis in the far field of the source as the separation between the gas targets is increased. For low-order harmonics, additional off-axis modulations are observed, which are attributed to the interference between the contributions from the long quantum trajectories from each gas target. The inherent synchronization of this setup offers the prospect for high-stability metrology of quantum states with ultrafast temporal resolutions.


Characterization of ultrashort laser pulses employing self-phase modulation dispersion-scan technique

JOURNAL OF OPTICS 20 (2018) ARTN 035502

AB Sharba, O Chekhlov, AS Wyatt, R Pattathil, M Borghesi, G Sarri


Development of an auxiliary OPCPA beamline for the vulcan PW laser facility

2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018 - Proceedings (2018)

I Musgrave, S Blake, A Boyle, R Clarke, J Collier, M Galimberti, C Hernandez-Gomez, D Pepler, P Oliviera, W Shaikh, T Winstone, A Wyatt, B Wyborn

© 2018 OSA. In this paper we present our plans for an auxiliary OPCPA beamline for the Vulcan PW laser facility. It will be capable of delivering 30J <30fs in combination with the existing beams.


Quantum-path-sensitive inline XUV interferometry

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Part F86-HILAS 2018 (2018)

DT Lloyd, AS Wyatt, R Chapman, C Thornton, P Majchrzak, A Jones, E Springate, K O'Keeffe

© OSA 2018. An XUV interferometer composed of two inline high harmonic generation regions is used to characterize different ionized electron quantum paths.We unambiguously observe interference between long and short trajectories, revealing their attosecond-scale relative timing.


Design study for a kW-class, multi-TW, ps laser

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Part F75-ASSL 2017 (2017)

K Ertel, S Banerjee, A Boyle, IO Musgrave, W Shaikh, S Tomlinson, M De Vido, TB Winstone, AS Wyatt, CB Edwards, C Hernandez-Gomez, JL Collier

© OSA 2017. We explore how the DiPOLE architecture, based on diode-pumped, cryo-cooled Yb:YAG, could be adapted for direct-CPA ps-pulse generation and conclude that generation of 2 ps, 70 J pulses at 10 Hz repetition rate is feasible.


Attosecond sampling of arbitrary optical waveforms

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers Part F66-FiO 2017 (2017)

AS Wyatt, T Witting, A Schiavi, D Fabris, P Matia-Hernando, IA Walmsley, JP Marangos, JWG Tisch

© OSA 2017. An interferometric measurement of the real electric field of arbitrary optical waveforms with attosecond resolution via high harmonic generation is experimentally demonstrated and the linearity and temporal/spectral response is numerically analysed.


Complete Temporal Characterisation of Highly Chirped Ultrabroadband Optical Pulses

2017 CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS EUROPE & EUROPEAN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE (CLEO/EUROPE-EQEC) (2017)

AS Wyatt, P Oliveira, IO Musgrave, IEEE


Simultaneous Compression and Characterisation of Ultrashort Laser Pulses via Dispersion-Scan with a Grating Pair

2017 CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS EUROPE & EUROPEAN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE (CLEO/EUROPE-EQEC) (2017)

AS Wyatt, P Oliveira, IO Musgrave, IEEE


Combined visible and near-infrared OPA for wavelength scaling experiments in strong-field physics

NONLINEAR FREQUENCY GENERATION AND CONVERSION: MATERIALS AND DEVICES XVI 10088 (2017)

DT Lloyd, K O'Keeffe, AS Wyatt, PN Anderson, D Treacher, SM Hooker


Attosecond sampling of arbitrary optical waveforms

OPTICA 3 (2016) 303-310

AS Wyatt, T Witting, A Schiavi, D Fabris, P Matia-Hernando, IA Walmsley, JP Marangos, JWG Tisch


Ultrabroadband spectral phase control in the vulcan 20PW upgrade front end

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers (2015)

AS Wyatt, P Oliveira, A Boyle, Y Tang, M Galimberti, IN Ross, IO Musgrave, C Hernandez-Gomez, J Collier


Multi-color carrier-envelope-phase stabilization for high-repetition-rate multi-pulse coherent synthesis.

Optics letters 40 (2015) 1208-1211

RA McCracken, I Gianani, AS Wyatt, DT Reid

Using a zero-offset carrier-envelope locking technique, we have synthesized an octave-spanning composite frequency comb exhibiting 132-attosecond timing jitter between the constituent pulses over a one-second observation window. In the frequency domain, this composite comb has a modal structure and coherence which are indistinguishable from those of a comb that might be produced by a hypothetical single mode locked oscillator of equivalent bandwidth. The associated phase stability enables the participating multi-color pulse sequences to be coherently combined, representing an example of multi-pulse synthesis using a femtosecond oscillator.


Ultrashort Pulse Characterization

in Attosecond and XUV Physics: Ultrafast Dynamics and Spectroscopy, 9783527411245 (2014) 37-94

AS Wyatt


A stable ultra-broadband OPG/OPA source for the testing of 20 petawatt optical parametric chirped pulse Amplifiers

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers (2014)

W Shaikh, P Oliveira, I Musgrave, M Galimberti, A Wyatt, C Hernandez-Gomes

© OSA 2016. A LBO based OPG/OPA source is demonstrated with an energy exceeding 90mJ with a 6% RMS energy stability and tunability of 300nm between 750 to 1050nm. This novel source will facilitate the testing of MultiPetawatt OPCPA amplification schemes.


Compression and amplification of SWIR single-cycle pulses for water window attosecond pulse generation

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers (2014)

AS Wyatt, P Matia-Hernando, AS Johnson, O Alexander, R Chapman, C Cacho, DR Austin, JWG Tisch, JP Marangos, E Springate


A stable ultra-broadband OPG/OPA source for the testing of 20 Petawatt optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers (2014)

W Shaikh, P Oliveira, I Musgrave, M Galimberti, A Wyatt, C Hernandez-Gomes

© OSA 2016. A LBO based OPG/OPA source is demonstrated with an energy exceeding 90mJ with a 6% RMS energy stability and tunability of 300nm between 750 to 1050nm. This novel source will facilitate the testing of MultiPetawatt OPCPA amplification schemes.


Measuring Ultrashort Optical Pulses

in Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics, Springer International Publishing (2013) 1-21

AS Wyatt, IA Walmsley


Attosecond and XUV Spectroscopy: Ultrafast Dynamics and Spectroscopy

in , John Wiley & Sons (2013)

T Schultz, M Vrakking

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