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Dr Arthur Butler

 

 

Arthur holds a DPhil in Laser Physics and a Masters degree in Physics, both from Oxford University. He published several research papers in the fields of guiding high-intensity laser pulses, and of short-wavelength lasers.

 

He is a lecturer and runs practical sessions on wind power and Hydropower on the SABE MSc.

 

He offers technical advice about experiment design, equipment and datalogging. He also teaches on a variety of other subjects on short courses at CAT. Additionally he works in the Engineering department at CAT, with a specialism in system control and monitoring.

 

He worked at Dulas Engineering installing weather monitoring equipment. He taught Optics and Atomic Physics and Electromagnetism to undergraduates during his DPhil. As part of his first degree he attended an Energy Studies module. He is a long-term supporter of CAT, and used information from CAT fact sheets to design and make a model wind turbine as a GCSE CDT project.

 

Qualifications

 

MPhys Jesus College Oxford

 

DPhil 'Short -Wavelength Lasers Driven in Capillary-Discharge Plasma Waveguides.' 

Jesus College Oxford

Teaching Activities

 

MSc REBE Tutor/Lecturer

MSc AEES wind practical's and lectures

Teacher/Engineer at CAT

Thesis Supervisor

Supervisor Professional Doctorate programme

Research Interests

 

Thermal performance of hemp and lime sections in the WISE building at CAT

Publications

 

Bettaibi, I. et al., 2005. Collisional lasers at 41.8 nm in a guided regime. 

JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE IV, 127, 33-37.  

Bobrova, N. et al., 2002. Simulations of a hydrogen-filled capillary discharge waveguide. 

PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 65(1). 

Butler, A. et al., 2003a. Demonstration of a collisionally excited optical-field-ionization XUV laser driven in a plasma waveguide. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 91(20). 

Butler, A. et al., 2003b. Demonstration of lasing at 41.8 nm in Xe8+ driven in a plasma waveguide. SOFT X-RAY LASERS AND APPLICATIONS V, 5197, 105-118.  

Butler, A. et al., 2004. 41.8-nm Xe8+ laser driven in a plasma waveguide. 

PHYSICAL REVIEW A, 70(2). 

Butler, A., Spence, D. & Hooker, S., 2002. Guiding of high-intensity laser pulses with a hydrogen-filled capillary discharge waveguide. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 89(18). 

Holcroft, N. et al., Investigation into the effect of different dynamic heating profiles on the thermal performance of hemp binder walls. In preparation.  

Mocek, T. et al., 2005. Progress in optic-field-ionization soft X-ray lasers at LOA. 

LASER AND PARTICLE BEAMS, 23(3), 351-356.  

Rhydwen, R. et al., An initial report into thermal performance of hemp and lime wall sections in the WISE building at CAT. In preparation.  

Sebban, S. et al., 2004. Progress on collisionally pumped optical-field-ionization soft x-ray lasers. 

IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, 10(6), 1351-1362.  

Spence, D., Butler, A. & Hooker, S., 2001. First demonstration of guiding of high-intensity laser pulses in a hydrogen-filled capillary discharge waveguide. 

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS B-ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND OPTICAL PHYSICS, 34(21), 4103-4112.  

Spence, D., Butler, A. & Hooker, S., 2003. Gas-filled capillary discharge waveguides. 

JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS, 20(1), 138-151.