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Bill Brocklesby

  • Dr.
  • Associate Professor
  • University of Southampton
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Research interests

XUV sciencehigh-resolution microscopyultrafast lasers


Dr Bill Brocklesby has been developing X- ray sources using high harmonic generation (HHG) with ultrafast lasers since 2004, and was responsible for X-ray generation within the Southampton Basic Technology grant to develop lab-based X-ray sources for imaging and spectroscopy. He has a long-term involvement in many nanoscale imaging techniques: atomic force microscopy, scanning near field optical microscopy, scanning tunnelling microscopy, and confocal absorption/Raman microscopy. He has a strong track record in managing collaborative research across discipline boundaries. He chairs the ORC’s Femtosecond Applications (FAST) Laboratory, a £1.5M femtosecond laser facility used by research groups across the University of Southampton. He is a member of the Lasers for Science review panel at RAL, the review panel for the Artemis light source at RAL, and recently a member of the programme committee for CLEO, the largest international laser conference.

Co-authors (252)

Publications (5)

  • Efficient high-harmonic generation from a stable and compact ultrafast Yb-fiber laser producing 100 μJ, 350 fs pulses based on bendable photonic crystal fiber

    • Feehan J
    • Price J
    • Butcher T
    • et al.
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  • Developing an EUV multilayer adaptive mirror: The first results

    • Corso A
    • Bonora S
    • Zuppella P
    • et al.
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  • High resolution, wide field of view, ptychographic imaging of a biological sample using a high harmonic generation source

    • Ksh P
    • Odstrcil M
    • Kim H
    • et al.
  • Nanopores within 3D-structured gold film for sensing applications

    • Carpignano F
    • Silva G
    • Noual A
    • et al.
  • Differential etch rates in z-cut LiNbO<inf>3</inf>for variable HF/HNO<inf>3</inf>concentrations

    • Sones C
    • Mailis S
    • Brocklesby W
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

University of Southampton

January 2015 - Present



Department of Physics, University of Oxford

October 1984 - September 1987(3 years)