Sarah Wilson

University Of York

I am working on my PhD under the supervision of Prof Greg Tallents on the physics of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) laser interaction with materials. Applications include the production of warm dense matter and the ablation of high aspect ratio features in solids. My work will include the investigation of appropriate optics for the focusing of a capillary discharge laser at wavelength 48.9 nm and the investigation of the spectra and ion products produced when an EUV laser ablates materials. The effect of propagation through materials on EUV beam profiles will also be studied.