Imperial College London

Plasma Physics Group

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Academic Visitor







Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Laser Plasma Interactions

Laser Plasma Wakefield Acceleration

Temporal and spatial measurements of the driving laser pulse in order to diagnose the mechanisms leading to self-injection and acceleration of electron beams.

Solid Target Interactions

Probing the relativistic dynamics of solid density plasmas by measurements of the temporal and spectral properties of the back-reflected and transmitted laser pulses. These measurements are relvent to the diagnosis of ion and electron acceleration experiments and to harmonic generation.

Selected Publications

 M J V Streeter et al 2011 New J. Phys. 13 023041

S Kneip et al 2011 Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 53 014008

J Schreiber et al Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 235003 (2010)

 J S Green et al 2010 New J. Phys. 12 085012 

Symes, et al. Applied Physics Letters , vol.96, no.1, pp.011109-011109-3, Jan 2010 

D C Carroll et al 2010 New J. Phys. 12 045020

 S. Kneip et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 035002 (2009)




Gruse J-N, Streeter MJV, Thornton C, et al., 2020, Application of compact laser-driven accelerator X-ray sources for industrial imaging, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, Vol:983, ISSN:0168-9002, Pages:1-7

Streeter M, Najmudin Z, Shalloo R, et al., 2020, Automation and control of laser wakefield accelerators using Bayesian optimisation, Nature Communications, ISSN:2041-1723

Kettle B, Gerstmayr E, Streeter MJV, et al., 2019, Single-shot multi-keV X-ray absorption spectroscopy using an ultrashort laser-wakefield accelerator source, Physical Review Letters, Vol:123, ISSN:0031-9007, Pages:254801-1-254801-6

Hussein AE, Senabulya N, Ma Y, et al., 2019, Laser-wakefield accelerators for high-resolution X-ray imaging of complex microstructures, Scientific Reports, Vol:9, ISSN:2045-2322, Pages:1-13


Nghiem PAP, Alesini D, Aschikhin A, et al., 2019, EuPRAXIA, A STEP TOWARD A PLASMA-WAKEFIELD BASED ACCELERATOR WITH HIGH BEAM QUALITY, 10th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC), IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ISSN:1742-6588

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