Leszek Frasinski is an experimental physicist in the Blackett Laboratory Laser Consortium since 2007. His research seeks fundamental understanding of the chemical bond dynamics. He exposes simple molecules to very intense, very short laser pulses and detects molecular fragments in particle spectrometers.
After his doctorate in 1980 at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, he came to the University of Reading to work as Research Assistant with Mike Tinker on spectroscopy of molecular ions. In 1984 he was appointed a Lecturer at Reading and joined Keith Codling in synchrotron radiation studies of molecules at the Daresbury Laboratory. In 1986 Leszek Frasinski pioneered probing molecular dynamics with intense laser pulses. He performed the experiments at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Saclay Laboratory near Paris, FOM Institute in Amsterdam and Lund University in Sweden. In Reading he was appointed Reader in 1995 and Professor in 2006. Currently, he studies ultrafast processes in atoms and molecules with intense x-ray lasers at the DESY research centre in Hamburg and SLAC Accelerator Laboratory in California.
Leszek Frasinski lives with his family in Woodley, Reading. He enjoys cycling, skiing, sailing and paragliding.
Frasinski LJ, 2016, Covariance mapping techniques, Journal of Physics B - Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol:49, ISSN:0953-4075
et al., 2013, Coulomb explosion of diatomic molecules in intense XUV fields mapped by partial covariance, Journal of Physics B - Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol:46, ISSN:0953-4075
et al., 2013, Dynamics of Hollow Atom Formation in Intense X-Ray Pulses Probed by Partial Covariance Mapping, Physical Review Letters, Vol:111, ISSN:0031-9007
et al., 2008, Coherent control of attosecond emission from aligned molecules, Nature Physics, Vol:4, ISSN:1745-2473, Pages:545-549
et al., 2003, Attosecond synchronization of high-harmonic soft x-rays, Science, Vol:302, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1540-1543
et al., 1999, Manipulation of bond hardening in H-2(+) by chirping of intense femtosecond laser pulses, Physical Review Letters, Vol:83, ISSN:0031-9007, Pages:3625-3628
CODLING K, FRASINSKI LJ, 1994, COULOMB EXPLOSION OF SIMPLE MOLECULES IN INTENSE LASER FIELDS, Contemporary Physics, Vol:35, ISSN:0010-7514, Pages:243-255
FRASINSKI LJ, HATHERLY PA, CODLING K, 1991, Multiphoton multiple ionisation of N2O probed by three-dimensional covariance mapping, Physics Letters A, Vol:156, ISSN:0375-9601, Pages:227-232
FRASINSKI LJ, CODLING K, HATHERLY PA, 1989, COVARIANCE MAPPING - A CORRELATION METHOD APPLIED TO MULTIPHOTON MULTIPLE IONIZATION, Science, Vol:246, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1029-1031
et al., 1987, FEMTOSECOND DYNAMICS OF MULTIELECTRON DISSOCIATIVE IONIZATION BY USE OF PICOSECOND LASER, Physical Review Letters, Vol:58, ISSN:0031-9007, Pages:2424-2427
et al., 1986, Dissociative photoionisation of molecules probed by triple coincidence; double time-of-flight techniques, Journal of Physics B - Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol:19, ISSN:0953-4075, Pages:L819-L824