Steve Jamison - Laser Scientist
Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus
Cheshire WA4 4AD UK
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603 961
Fax: +44 (0)1925 603 124
Dr Jamison leads a small team undertaking research activities in ultrafast laser physics and its application to next generation particle accelerators and free-electron lasers.
He has had a leading role in the development of electro-optic techniques for relativistic particle bunch temporal diagnostics, including the development and demonstration of "Temporal Decoding" and "Spectral-upconversion" concepts. He is responsible for a range of projects undertaken in the ALICE and Cockcroft institute laser laboratories at Daresbury, and with collaborators at European accelerator laboratories.
The ALICE (Accelerator and Lasers in Combined Experiments) facility is used as a test bed for laser based accelerator diagnostics, and for laser-electron interaction experiments. Dr Jamison has long standing collaborations with researchers at the University of Dundee and the Free-electron laser facility in the Netherlands (FELIX), and is also engaged in research activities with CERN, Liverpool University and the University of Manchester.
Dr Jamison is a member of the Cockcroft Institute of accelerator science and technology, and an associate of the University of Manchester Photon Science Institute.
Principal research activities
- Optical timing distribution, with optical clocks based on mode-locked fibre lasers
- Electro-optic developments for the CERN "CLIC" linear collider project
- High-power laser driven THz sources for FEL and accelerator applications
AD Debus, .. SP Jamison, et al.
Electron bunch length measurements from laser-accelerated electrons using single-shot THz time-domain interferometry
Phys Rev Lett 104 (8) 084802 (2010) [doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.084802]
SP Jamison, G Berden, PJ Phillips, WA Gillespie, AAM MacLeod
Upconversion of a relativistic Coulomb field terahertz pulse to the near infrared
Appl Phys Lett 96 (23) (2010) [doi:10.1063/1.3449132]
X-ray science : X-ray FEL shines brightly [opinion article]
Nature Photonics 4 (9) 589-591 (2010) [doi:10.1038/nphoton.2010.210]
The electro-optic effect for intense terahertz pulses
Appl Phys B 91 241-247 (2008) [doi:10.1007/s00340-008-2976-8]
G Berden, WA Gillespie, SP Jamison et al.
Benchmarking of electro-optic monitors for femtosecond electron bunches
Phys Rev Lett 99 (16) 164801 1-4 (2007) [doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.164801]
SP Jamison, AM MacLeod, G Berden, DA Jaroszynski, WA Gillespie
Temporally resolved electro-optic effect
Opt Lett 31 1753-1755 (2006) [doi:10.1364/OL.31.001753]
G Berden, SP Jamison, AM MacLeod, WA Gillespie, B Redlich, AFG Van Der Meer
Electro-optic technique with improved time resolution for real-time, nondestructive, single-shot measurements of femtosecond electron bunch profiles
Phys Rev Lett 93 114802 (2004) [doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.114802]
Steve Jamison's publications (link opens in a new window).
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