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Guillaume Plateau

MEET Guillaume Plateau

Guillaume Plateau
Senior Scientist

Dr. Guillaume Plateau has a range of experience from designing, integrating, and characterizing laser and imaging systems, to developing algorithms, and software architectures for data acquisition, analysis, and real-time machine control.

Before joining Triple Ring Technologies, Dr. Plateau worked at AOSense, Inc. where he built a control system for both real-time and non-deterministic closed-loop sensors interfacing with high-performance accelerometers, gyroscopes, and gravimeters.

Guillaume also worked at UCLA where he studied transport and thermodynamic properties of laser-produced strongly-coupled plasmas using time-resolved calibrated spectroscopy, and laser interferometry.

During his Ph.D. he worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he designed and developed novel THz and X-ray radiation sources, as well as diagnostics for electron bunches produced by laser-plasma acceleration (e.g. electron and optical spectrometry, magneto-optics, acousto-optics). In his research, involving ultrafast, multi-terawatt laser systems, he specialized in optimizing the injection mechanisms of a laser-driven plasma particle accelerator (e.g. self-injection, colliding-pulse injection, plasma-density gradient injection).

Guillaume holds a M.Sc. in Elementary Particle Physics from the Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France, and a M.Sc. in Engineering and Applied Physics from the Télécom Physique Strasbourg Engineering School, and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from École Polytechnique, France, for work he did at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA.

Selected Publications

Exhaustive list of publications available at Google Scholar:

Blackbody emission from laser breakdown in high-pressure gases,
A. Bataller, G. R. Plateau, B. Kappus, S. Putterman,
Physical Review Letters, 113, 075001 (2014)

Modeling classical and quantum radiation from laser-plasma accelerators,
M. Chen, E. Esarey, C. G. R. Geddes, C. B. Schroeder, G. R. Plateau, S. S. Bulanov, S. Rykovanov, W. P. Leemans,
Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams, 16, 030701 (2013)

Low-emittance electron bunches from a laser-plasma accelerator measured using single-shot X-ray spectroscopy,
G. R. Plateau, C. G. R. Geddes, M. Chen, et al.,
Physical Review Letters, 109, 064802 (2012)

Single-shot spatiotemporal measurements of ultrashort THz waveforms using temporal electric-field cross correlation,
N.H. Matlis, G.R. Plateau, J. van Tilborg, W.P. Leemans
JOSA B 28 (1), 23-27 (2011)

Wavefront-sensor-based electron density measurements for laser-plasma accelerators,
G.R. Plateau, N.H. Matlis, C.G.R. Geddes, et al.
Review of Scientific Instruments 81 (3), 033108-033108-5 (2010)

Plasma-density-gradient injection of low absolute-momentum-spread electron bunches,
C. G. R. Geddes, K. Nakamura, G. R. Plateau, Cs. Tóth, E. Cormier, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, J. R. Cary, W. P. Leemans,
Physical Review Letters, 100(21), 215004 (2008)

Single-shot measurement of the spectral envelope of broad-bandwidth terahertz pulses from femtosecond electron bunches,
J. van Tilborg, C. Tóth, N.H. Matlis, G.R. Plateau, W.P. Leemans,
Optics letters 33 (11), 1186-1188 (2008