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Sankar Poopalasingam

Senior Graduate Researcher

Contact

office: 2119 SES, X-Ray Laser and Microimaging Laboratory
office phone: 312.996.5444

email sankar


Bio

Sankar Poopalasingam received his B. Sc in Physics from the Department of Physics, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka and M. Sc in Physics of Materials from the Post Graduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is in charge of operating all x-ray diagnostics and experimental setups.


Education

B.Sc.: Physics, 1999 department of Physics, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
M.Sc.: Physics of Materials, 2003 , Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Ph.D.: In progress

Research Interests:Atomic and Molecular Physics, Lasers and their applications.

Selected Publications:

  1. SPATIALLY RESOLVED OBSERVATION OF THE SPECTRAL HOLE BURNING IN THE XE(L) AMPLIFIER ON SINGLE (2P) AND DOUBLE (2S2P) VACANCY 3D→2P TRANSITIONS IN THE 2.62Å-2.94Å RANGE Journal of Physics B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., Volume 43, Number 4, pp. 045402 (10pp), 28 February 2010.

  2. POWER SCALING OF THE XE(L) AMPLIFIER AT λ~2.8Å INTO THE PETAWATT REGIME; Journal of Physics B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys.,Volume 43, Number 1, pp. 015402, 14 January 2010.

  3. THE NUCLEAR EPOCH OF LASER INTERACTIONS; American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings, Volume 1197, Issue 1, pp. 42-47, December 3, 2009. (The Fourth International Symposium “Atomic Cluster Collisions: Structure and Dynamics from the Nuclear to the Biological Scale” (ISACC 2009)); doi:10.1063/1.3275687

  4. REALIZATION OF THE CONCEPTUAL IDEAL FOR X-RAY AMPLIFICATION Journal of Physics B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Volume 41, Number 10, 105602 (6pp), 28 May 2008.

  5. TEMPERATURE ENHANCEMENT OF XE(L) X-RAY AMPLIFIER (Λ ~ 2.9 Å) EMISSION; Journal of Physics B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Volume 40, Number 22, pp. F307-F312, 28 November 2007.

  6. Double Optimization of Xe(L) Amplifier Power Scaling at~2.9 Å J. Phys. B 40, F131 ( 2007)

  7. Single-Pulse Characteristics of the Xe(L) Amplifier on the Xe35+ (3d -> 2p) Transition Array at 2.86 Å J. Phys. B  39, L313 (2006). (IOP Select Paper)