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Guillaume Marc Laurent
Associate Professor

Research Areas: Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optics Physics

Office: Allison Lab #112

206 Allison Laboratory
Auburn, AL 36849-5319

Phone: (334) 844-8712



Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular Physics, Université de Caen, France
M.S. Medical Physics Université Paul Sabatier de Toulouse, France
B.S. Physics and Chemistry Université de Bordeaux 1, France

Professional Employment

Associate Professor, Auburn University - Physics Department
2015 - present
Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Research Laboratory of Electronics
2013 - 2015
Senior Research Associate, Kansas State University - Physics Department
2009 - 2013
Research Associate, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain - Chemistry Department
2004 - 2009
Research Assistant, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche Ions-Lasers, France
2001 - 2004
Visiting Scientist, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Instituto de Física Rosario, Argentina
Research Assistant, Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan, France

Honors and Awards

Most Outstanding Professor (MOP) award, Department of Physics, Auburn University
"Juan de la Cierva" Postdoctoral Fellowship award - The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
Visit Scientist award - The French Ministry of Education and Research
Graduate Fellowship award - The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Professional Activities

Member: American Physical Society, Optical Society of America
Peer Reviewer: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Applied Optics, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Journal of Physics: Conference Series.

Research and Teaching Interests

Our research is devoted to the development of attosecond pulses of light, and their use to the study of electron dynamics in atoms and molecules.

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate: Engineering Physics I PHYS 1600
Graduate: Introduction to Physics Research PHYS 7900

Selected Publications

  1. P. D. Keathley, S. Bhardwaj, J. Moses, G. Laurent, and F. X. Kaertner, Volkov transform generalized projection algorithm for attosecond pulse characterization, New Journal of Physics, 18, 073009 (2016)
  2. G. J. Stein, P. D. Keathley, P. Krogen, H. Liang, J. P. Siqueira, C.-L. Chang, C.-J. Lai, K.-H. Hong, G. M. Laurent and F. X. Kaertner, Water-window soft X-ray highharmonic generation up to the nitrogen K-edge driven by a kHz, 2.1 μm OPCPA source, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 49, 155601 (2016)
  3. S. Carbajo, E. A. Nanni, L. J. Wong, G. Moriena, P. D. Keathley, G. Laurent, R. J. D. Miller, and F. X. Kaertner, Direct longitudinal laser acceleration of electrons in free-space, Physical Review Accelerators and Beams, 19, 021303 (2016)
  4. C.-J. Lai, K.-H. Hong, J.P. Siqueira, P. Krogen, C.-L. Chang, G. J. Stein, H. Liang, P. D. Keathley, G. Laurent, J. Moses, L. E. Zapata, and F. X. Kaertner, Multi-mJ mid-infrared kHz OPCPA and Ybdoped pump lasers for tabletop coherent soft X-ray generation, Journal of Optics, 17, 094009 (2015)
  5. C.-L. Chang, P. Krogen, K.-H. Hong, L. E. Zapata, J. Moses, A.-L. Calendron, H. Liang, C.-J. Lai, G. J. Stein, P. D. Keathley, G. Laurent, and Franz X. Kaertner, High-energy, kHz, picosecond hybrid Yb-doped chirped-pulse amplifier, Optics Express, 23, 10132 (2015)
  6. W. Cao, G. Laurent, I. Ben-Itzhak, and C. L. Cocke, Identification of a previously unobserved dissociative ionization pathway in time-resolved photo-spectroscopy of the deuterium molecule, Physical Review Letters, 114, 113001 (2015)
  7. G. M. E. Swanwick, P. D. Keathley, A. Fallahi, P. R. Krogen, G. Laurent, J. Moses, F. X. Kaertner, and L. F. Velásquez-Garca, Nanostructured Ultrafast Silicon-Tip Optical Field-Emitter Arrays, Nano Letters, 14, 5035 (2014)
  8. G. Laurent, W.Cao, I. Ben-Itzhak, and C. L. Cocke, Attosecond pulse characterization, Optics Express, 21, 16914-16927 (2013)
  9. G. Laurent, W. Cao, H. Li, Z. Wang, I. Ben-Itzhak, and C. L. Cocke, Attosecond control of orbital parity mix interferences and the relative phase of even and odd harmonics in an attosecond pulse train, Physical Review Letters, 109, 083001 (2012)
  10. W. Cao, G. Laurent, C. Jin, H. Li, Z. Wang, C. D. Lin, I. Ben-Itzhak and C. L. Cocke, Spectral Splitting and quantum path study of high harmonic generation from a semi-infinite gas cell, Journal of Physics B, 45, 074013 (2012)

Last updated: 06/20/2017