Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Lecturer in Ultrafast Science



+44 (0)20 7594 5603m.matthews




606mBlackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Mary Matthews is a Royal Society University Research Fellow.  Her research interests are high intensity lasers fields and their interaction with matter.  In particular she is interested in strong field processes in condensed matter, the generation of XUV radiation for time resolved spectroscopy and laser filamentation. 



Patas A, Matthews M, Hermelin S, et al., 2018, Modifications of filament spectra by shaped octave-spanning laser pulses, Physical Review A, Vol:98, ISSN:2469-9926

Gateau J, Patas A, Matthews M, et al., 2018, Maximizing energy deposition by shaping few-cycle laser pulses, Journal of Physics B-atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol:51, ISSN:0953-4075

Matthews M, Bredtmann T, Patas A, et al., 2018, Amplification of intense light fields by 'bound states of free electrons, Nature Physics, Vol:14, ISSN:1745-2473, Pages:695-700

Matthews M, Morales F, Patas A, et al., 2018, Amplification of intense light fields by nearly free electrons (vol 14, pg 695, 2018), Nature Physics, Vol:14, ISSN:1745-2473, Pages:767-767

Schmidt C, Pertot Y, Balciunas T, et al., 2018, High-order harmonic source spanning up to the oxygen K-edge based on filamentation pulse compression, Optics Express, Vol:26, ISSN:1094-4087, Pages:11834-11842

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