Dr Amelle Zaïr
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7848 2491
Research Group: Photonics & Nanotechnology Group
Comment on Physics Nobel Prize 2018 by Dr. Amelle Zair in the Guardian
Amelle is a Lecturer in advanced photonics in the Physics Department at King’s College London. She is head of ULTRAFAST LASER SCIENCES and ATTOSECOND PHYSICS.
After a MSc in laser-matter interaction at Orsay-Ecole Polytechnique France, She was awarded her PhD on “Production and characterisation of XUV attosecond pulses” in 2006 from University of Bordeaux ‘Centre for intense lasers and applications’; which she obtained with the highest distinction.
These attosecond pulses are known to be the shortest flash of coherent light ever achieved and the attosecond community is growing stronger worldwide in the last decades. Amelle is contributing to the UK effort on Attosecond Physics.
After her PhD she joined world recognised groups in ultrafast physics (ETH Zurich and USAL ) for postdoctoral studies where she discovered of Quantum Path Interferences “QPI” in high order harmonic generation process at the heart of the attosecond control of matter under strong electromagnetic fields.
Following her postdoctoral studies, she was awarded an EPSRC CAF fellowship in 2011 and she built her own group at Imperial College London where she led two novel investigation lines: capturing attosecond dynamics in atoms and molecules using attosecond quantum path interferometry, and new generation of high repetition rate Yb femtosecond laser for high repetition rate attosecond physics.
She recently joined our Department and she leads the ATTOPHYSIC@KINGS initiative. She has a keen interest in equality and diversity and is a member of the JUNO committee.
- ultrafast laser-matter interaction
- strong field physics
- capturing and controlling attosecond time scaled phenomena
- next generation of femtosecond and attosecond sources
Fig: quantum path interferences
Link to Networks and Facilities:
Amelle is actively involved in Laserlab EU initiative (H2020): https://www.laserlab-europe.eu/
And she is participating to the high repetition rate Attosecond physics EU initiative at ELI-ALPS facility (H2020): http://www.eli-hu.hu/?q=en
Quantum path interferences in high-order harmonic generation.
Zaïr A; Holler M; Guandalini A; Schapper F; Biegert J; Gallmann L; KellerU; Wyatt AS; Monmayrant A; Walmsley IA; Cormier E; Auguste T; Caumes JP; Salieres P.
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Volume: 100 Issue: 14 Article Number: 143902
Trajectory Selection in High Harmonic Generation by Controlling the Phase between Orthogonal Two-Color Fields.
Brugnera L; Hoffmann DJ; Siegel T; Frank F; Zaïr A; Tisch JWG; Marangos JP.
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Volume: 107 Issue: 15 Article Number: 153902
Towards isolated attosecond pulses at megahertz repetition rates.
Krebs M; Hadrich S; Demmler S; Rothhardt J.
Zaïr A; Chipperfield L.
Limpert J; Tunnermann A.
NATURE PHOTONICS Volume: 7 Issue: 7 Pages: 555-559
Molecular internal dynamics studied by quantum path interferences in high order harmonic generation.
Zaïr A; Siegel T; Sukiasyan S; Risoud F; Brugnera L; Hutchison C; Diveki Z; Auguste T; Tisch JWG; Salieres P; Ivanov MY; Marangos JP.
CHEMICAL PHYSICS Volume: 414 Pages: 184-191
Tunable 1.6-2 mu m near infrared few-cycle pulse generation by filamentation.
Driever S; Bigourd D; Fedorov N; Cornet M; Arnold M; Burgy F; Montant S; Petit S; Descamps D; Cormier E; Constant E; Zaïr A.
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS Volume: 102 Issue: 19 Article Number: 191119
Beyond Carbon K-Edge Harmonic Emission Using a Spatial and Temporal Synthesized Laser Field.
Perez-Hernandez JA; Ciappina MF; Lewenstein M; Roso L; Zaïr A.
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Volume: 110 Issue: 5 Article Number: 053001
Attosecond Physics at nanoscale.
Ciappina MF; Pérez-Hernández JA; Landsman AS(#); Okell W; Zherebtsov S; Förg B; Schötz J; Seiffert JL; Fennel T; Shaaran T; ZimmermannT; Chacón A;
Zaïr A; Tisch JWG; Marangos JP; Witting T; Braun A; Maier SA;
Krüger M; Hommelhoff P; Kling MF; Krausz F;
And Lewenstein M
Ultrastable collinear delay control setup for attosecond IR-XUV pump–probe experiment
A Zaïr, E Mével, E Cormier, E Constant
JOSA B 35 (5), A110-A115
Compensation of high order harmonic long quantum-path attosecond chirp
R Guichard, J Caillat, C Lévêque, F Risoud, A Maquet, R Taïeb, A Zaïr
Journal of Optics 19 (12), 124011