Dr Mark Wiggins

Senior Research Fellow

Physics

Publications

An ultra-high gain and efficient amplifier based on Raman amplification in plasma
Vieux G., Cipiccia S., Grant D. W., Lemos N., Grant P., Ciocarlan C., Ersfeld B., Hur M. S., Lepipas P., Manahan G. G., Raj G., Reboredo Gil D., Subiel A., Welsh G. H., Wiggins S. M., Yoffe S. R., Farmer J. P., Aniculaesei C., Brunetti E., Yang X., Heathcote R., Nersisyan G., Lewis C. L. S., Pukhov A., Dias J. M., Jaroszynski D. A.
Scientific Reports Vol 7, pp. 1-10, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-01783-4
Three electron beams from a laser-plasma wakefield accelerator and the energy apportioning question
Yang X., Brunetti E., Reboredo Gil D., Welsh G.H., Li F.Y., Cipiccia S., Ersfeld B., Grant D.W., Grant P.A., Islam M.R., Tooley M.P., Vieux G., Wiggins S.M., Sheng Z.M., Jaroszynski D.A.
Scientific Reports Vol 7, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep43910
Laser-plasma-based space radiation reproduction in the laboratory
Hidding B., Karger O., Königstein T., Pretzler G., Manahan G. G., McKenna P., Gray R., Wilson R., Wiggins S. M., Welsh G. H., Beaton A., Delinikolas P., Jaroszynski D. A., Rosenzweig J. B., Karmakar A., Ferlet-Cavrois V., Constantino A., Muschitiello M., Daly E.
Scientific Reports Vol 7, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep42354
Near-threshold electron injection in the laser-plasma wakefield accelerator leading to femtosecond bunches
Islam M R, Brunetti E, Shanks R P, Ersfeld B, Issac R C, Cipiccia S, Anania M P, Welsh G H, Wiggins S M, Noble A, Cairns R A, Raj G, Jaroszynski D A
New Journal of Physics Vol 17, (2015)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/17/9/093033
Coherent radiation sources based on laser driven plasma waves
Jaroszynski D.A., Ersfeld B., Islam M.R., Brunetti E., Shanks R.P., Grant P.A., Tooley M.P., Grant D.W., Reboredo Gil D., Lepipas P., McKendrick G., Cipiccia S., Wiggins S.M., Welsh G.H., Vieux G., Chen S., Aniculaesei C., Manahan G.G., Anania M-P, Noble A., Yoffe S.R., Raj G., Subiel A., Yang X., Sheng Z.M., Hidding B., Issac R.C., Cho M-H., Hur M.S.
2015 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz), pp. 1-4, (2015)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2015.7327519
Chirped pulse Raman amplification in warm plasma : towards controlling saturation
Yang X., Vieux G., Brunetti E., Ersfeld B., Farmer J. P., Hur M. S., Issac R. C., Raj G., Wiggins S. M., Welsh G. H., Yoffe S. R., Jaroszynski D. A.
Scientific Reports Vol 5, (2015)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep13333

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Research interests

I am the Centre Manager for SCAPA - the Scottish Centre for the Application of Plasma-based Accelerators - which means I oversee research that deals with laser-based accelerators and associated radiation sources. The accelerators entail focusing high-power femtosecond laser pulses onto gas/plasma/solid targets for extremely compact acceleration of electron/proton/ion beams to high energy. Very bright X-ray and gamma-ray pulses are also generated. Techniques to optimise and tailor the output characteristics are investigated as well as the basic physical processes themselves. Paramount to SCAPA of course is application development of these particle and radiation sources for the scientific, industrial and medical communities.

Professional activities

SCAPA Management Executive Committee Meeting
Host
21/6/2017
Strath Wide Researcher Conference 2017
Participant
30/5/2017
SUPA Annual Gathering 2017
Participant
10/5/2017
EuCARD2 Annual Meeting
Participant
28/3/2017
SCAPA Management Executive Committee Meeting
Host
27/3/2017
Laserlab Europe Data Workshop
Participant
7/3/2017

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Projects

HARNESSING LASER-DRIVEN PLASMA WAVES AS PARTICLE AND RADIATION SOURCES | Grant, David William
Jaroszynski, Dino (Principal Investigator) Wiggins, Samuel (Co-investigator) Grant, David William (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2010 - 01-Apr-2014
HARNESSING LASER-DRIVEN PLASMA WAVES AS PARTICLE AND RADIATION SOURCES | Anania, Maria Pia
Jaroszynski, Dino (Principal Investigator) Wiggins, Samuel (Co-investigator) Anania, Maria Pia (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2007 - 17-Jun-2015
Doctoral Training Grant 2006 | Shanks, Richard
Jaroszynski, Dino (Principal Investigator) Wiggins, Samuel (Co-investigator) Shanks, Richard (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2006 - 12-Jun-2012
Lab in a bubble
Jaroszynski, Dino (Principal Investigator) Boyd, Marie (Co-investigator) Brunetti, Enrico (Co-investigator) Ersfeld, Bernhard (Co-investigator) Hidding, Bernhard (Co-investigator) McKenna, Paul (Co-investigator) Noble, Adam (Co-investigator) Sheng, Zheng-Ming (Co-investigator) Vieux, Gregory (Co-investigator) Welsh, Gregor (Co-investigator) Wiggins, Samuel (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2016 - 31-Mar-2020
Critical Mass: Collective radiation-beam-plasma interactions at high intensities
Jaroszynski, Dino (Principal Investigator) Bingham, Robert (Co-investigator) Boyd, Marie (Co-investigator) Ledingham, Kenneth (Co-investigator) McKenna, Paul (Co-investigator) Wiggins, Samuel (Co-investigator)
Period 19-Apr-2012 - 18-Jan-2016

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