Riju C Issac

Associate Professor

Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science & Technology (2019 - ); Visiting Fellow (1998-1999):at the Department of Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai where the thrust area of research RCI was involved in was the development of x-ray sources of sub-picosecond duration suitable for phase contrast imaging of biological samples. University of Strathclyde (2000-2011), Glasgow, UK: Lead role in the design and construction of a 10 meters long laser wakefield MeV electron accelerator beamline and the vacuum delivery system for TW femtosecond laser pulse. Developed ultrashort VUV, x- and gamma- ray sources for imaging applications using TW laser system at Strathclyde and Petawatt laser system at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, London. Studied ultrashort MeV electron beam interaction with malignant tissue to help treatment of cancer. Has more than 60 international publications, an H-index of 25.

Femtosecond (Ultrafast) lasers, Laser Produced plasmas, Laser-derived VUV to X ray and High-harmonic sources , Photonic structures., Pump-probe methods with sub-picosecond temporal resolution, Two-photon polymerized direct laser 3D printing

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  • Optical diagnostics of laser-produced plasmas, Reviews of Modern Physics (To be published), Vol. 94, 2022

  • Chirped pulse Raman amplification in warm plasma: towards controlling saturation, Nature Scientific Reports , Vol. 5, 2015

  • An ultrashort pulse ultra-violet radiation undulator source driven by a laser plasma wakefield accelerator, Applied Physics Letters, American Institute of Physics Vol. 104, 2014

  • Plasma density measurements using chirped pulse broad-band Raman amplification, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 103, 2013

  • Linearly tapered discharge capillary waveguides as a medium for a laser plasma wakefield accelerator, Applied Physics Letters, Americal Institute of Physics Vol. 100, 2012

  • Gamma-Rays from Harmonically Resonant Betatron Oscillations in a Plasma Wake, Nature Physics, Nature Publishing Vol. 7, 2011

  • Chirped pulse Raman amplification in plasma, New Journal of Physics, Vol. 13, 2011

  • Low emittance, high brilliance relativistic electron beams from a laser-plasma accelerator, Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society Vol. 105, 2010

  • Pulse Duration Dependancy of Femtosecond Laser Refractive Index Modifications in Poly(Methyl Methacrylate), Optics Letters, Optica Publishing Group Vol. 33, 2008

  • Quantum Path Contributions to High-Order Harmonic Spectra, Physical Review A, Amerian Physical Society Vol. 77, 2008