S. W. Jolly, Modeling the focusing of a radially-polarized laser beam with an initially flat-top intensity profile, arXiv:2404.14185.

J. Powell, S. W. Jolly, S. Vallières, F. Fillion-Gourdeau, S. Payeur, S. Fourmaux, M. Piché, H. Ibrahim, S. MacLean, & F. Légaré, Relativistic electrons from vacuum laser acceleration using tightly focused radially polarized beams, arXiv:2402.08009.

R. de Mey, S. W. Jolly, & M. Virte, Optimizing Chaotic Dynamics in a Semiconductor Laser with Dual Optical Feedback, arXiv:2311.14449.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

R. de Mey, S. W. Jolly, & M. Virte, Clarifying the impact of dual optical feedback on semiconductor lasers through analysis of the effective feedback phase, Chaos 34, 043142 (2024).

M. Skënderas, S. W. Jolly, & M. Virte, Impact of feedback time-distribution on laser dynamics, Physical Review Research 6, 023025 (2024).

M. A. Porras & S. W. Jolly, Procedure for imparting transverse orbital angular momentum by focusing spatiotemporally coupled ultrashort pulses, Physical Review A 109, 033514 (2024).

T. Tapani, H. Lin, A. De Andres, S. W. Jolly, H. Bhuvanendran, & N. Maccaferri, Vortex plate retarder-based approach for the generation of sub-20 fs light pulses carrying orbital angular momentum, Journal of Optics 26, 045502 (2024).

S. W. Jolly & M. A. Porras, Analytical fields of ultrashort radially polarized laser beams with spatial chirp, Journal of the Optical Society of America B 41, 577–584 (2024).

Sz. Turnár, B. Sarkadi, S. W. Jolly, J. Hebling, & Z. Tibai, Numerical investigation of terahertz wave driven electron acceleration generated from gas jet, Applied Physics B 130, 24 (2024).

M. A. Porras & S. W. Jolly, Control of vortex orientation of ultrashort optical pulses using spatial chirp, Optics Letters 48, 6448–6451 (2023).

A. Aerts, S. W. Jolly, P. Kockaert, S.-P. Gorza, J. Vander Auwera, & N. Vaeck, Modulated super-Gaussian laser pulse to populate a dark rovibrational state of acetylene, The Journal of Chemical Physics 159, 084303 (2023).

M. Skënderas, P. Marin-Palomo, S. W. Jolly, & M. Virte, Performance and control strategy of an integrated tunable laser with a single intra-cavity AMZI filter, IEEE Photonics Journal 15, 1–7 (2023).

Y. Shen, et al., Roadmap on spatiotemporal light fields, Journal of Optics 25, 093001 (2023).

S. W. Jolly & P. Kockaert, Coupling to multi-mode waveguides with space-time shaped free-space pulses, Journal of Optics 25, 054002 (2023).

A. De Andres, S. W. Jolly, P. Fischer, A. A. Muschet, F. Schnur, & L. Veisz, Spatio-spectral couplings in optical parametric amplifiers, Optics Express 31, 12036–12048 (2023).

S. W. Jolly, Ultrashort laser pulses with chromatic astigmatism, Optics Express 31, 10237–10248 (2023).

R. de Mey, S. W. Jolly, A. Locquet, & M. Virte, Chaotic time-delay signature suppression in lasers using phase-controlled dual optical feedback, Optics Continuum 1, 2127–2134 (2022).

Z. Tibai, S. Turnár, G. Tóth, J. Hebling, and S. W. Jolly, Spatiotemporal modeling of direct acceleration with high-field terahertz pulses, Optics Express 30, 32861–32870 (2022).

S. W. Jolly and M. A. Porras, Clarification for the fields of different radially polarized Laguerre–Gaussian light beams, Optics Letters 47, 3632–3635 (2022).

M. Skënderas, S. W. Jolly, N. Gupta, T. Geernaert, & M. Virte, Impact of FBG feedback phase on laser dynamics, Optics Letters 47, 1602–1605 (2022).

A. Jeandet, S. W. Jolly, A. Borot, B. Bussière, P. Dumont, J. Gautier, O. Gobert, J.-P. Goddet, A. Gonsalves, A. Irman, W. P. Leemans, R. Lopez-Martens, G. Mennerat, K. Nakamura, M. Ouillé, G. Pariente, M. Pittman, T. Püschel, F. Sanson, F. Sylla, C. Thaury, K. Zeil, & F. Quéré, Survey of spatio-temporal couplings throughout high-power ultrashort lasers, Optics Express 30, 3262–3288 (2022).

S. W. Jolly, O. Gobert, & F. Quéré, Spatio-spectral characterization of ultrashort laser pulses with a birefringent delay line, OSA Continuum 4, 2044–2051 (2021).

S. W. Jolly, Focused fields of ultrashort radially polarized laser pulses having low-order spatiotemporal couplings, Physical Review A 103, 033512 (2021).

S. W. Jolly, O. Gobert, & F. Quéré, Spatio-temporal characterization of ultrashort laser beams: a tutorial, Journal of Optics 22, 103501 (2020).

A. R. Maier, N. M. Delbos, T. Eichner, L. Hübner, S. Jalas, L. Jeppe, S. W. Jolly, M. Kirchen, V. Leroux, P. Messner, M. Schnepp, M. Trunk, P. A. Walker, C. Werle, & P. Winkler, Decoding sources of energy variability in a laser-plasma accelerator, Physical Review X 10, 031039 (2020).

S. W. Jolly, On the importance of frequency-dependent beam parameters for vacuum acceleration with few-cycle radially-polarized laser beams, Optics Letters 45, 3865–3868 (2020).

N. Daher, F. Guichard, S. W. Jolly, X. Délen, F. Quéré, M. Hanna, & P. Georges, Multipass cells: 1D numerical model and investigation of spatio-spectral couplings at high nonlinearity, Journal of the Optical Society of America B 37, 993–999 (2020).

S. W. Jolly, O. Gobert, A. Jeandet, & F. Quéré, Controlling the velocity of a femtosecond laser pulse using refractive lenses, Optics Express 28, 4888–4897 (2020).

S. W. Jolly, F. Ahr, K. Ravi, N. H. Matlis, F. X. Kärtner, & A. R. Maier, On the effect of third-order dispersion on phase-matched terahertz generation via interfering chirped pulses, Optics Express 27, 34769–34787 (2019).

A. Jeandet, A. Borot, K. Nakamura, S. W. Jolly, A. J. Gonsalves, C. Tóth, H.-S. Mao, W. P. Leemans, & F. Quéré, Spatio-temporal structure of a Petawatt femtosecond laser beam, Journal of Physics: Photonics 1, 035001 (2019).

S. W. Jolly, N. H. Matlis, F. Ahr, V. Leroux, T. Eichner, A.-L. Calendron, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, F. X. Kärtner, & A. R. Maier, Spectral Phase Control of Interfering Chirped Pulses for High-Energy Narrowband Terahertz Generation, Nature Communications 10, 2591 (2019).

S. W. Jolly, Influence of longitudinal chromatism on vacuum acceleration by intense radially polarized laser beams, Optics Letters 44, 1833–1836 (2019).

N. Delbos, C. Werle, I. Dornmair, T. Eichner, L. Hübner, S. Jalas, S. W. Jolly, M. Kirchen, V. Leroux, P. Messner, M. Schnepp, M. Trunk, P. A. Walker, P. Winkler, & A. R. Maier, Lux: A laser-plasma driven undulator beamline, Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A 909, 318–322 (2018).

N. H. Matlis, F. Ahr, A.-L. Calendron, H. Cankaya, G. Cirmi, T. Eichner, A. Fallahi, M. Fakhari, M. Hemmer, A. Hartin, H. Ishizuki, S. W. Jolly, V. Leroux, A. R. Maier, J. Meier, W. Qiao, K. Ravi, D. N. Schimpf, T. Taira, X. Wu, L. Zapata, C. Zapata, D. Zhang, C. Zhou, & F. X. Kärtner, Acceleration of electrons in THz driven structures for AXSIS, Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A 909, 27–32 (2018).

V. Leroux, S. W. Jolly, M. Schnepp, T. Eichner, S. Jalas, M. Kirchen, P. Messner, C. Werle, P. Winkler, & A. R. Maier, Wavefront degradation of a 200 TW laser from heat-induced deformation of in-vacuum compressor gratings, Optics Express 26, 13061–13071 (2018).

F. Ahr, S. W. Jolly, N. H Matlis, S. Carbajo, T. Kroh, K. Ravi, D. N. Schimpf, J. Schulte, H. Ishizuki, T. Taira, A. R. Maier, & F. X. Kärtner, Narrowband terahertz generation with chirped-and-delayed laser pulses in periodically poled lithium niobate, Optics Letters 42, 2118–2121 (2017).

S. W. Jolly, Z. He, C. McGuffey, W. Schumaker, K. Krushelnick, & A. G. R. Thomas, Stereolithography based method of creating custom gas density profile targets for high intensity laser-plasma experiments, Review of Scientific Instruments 83, 073503 (2012).

In the News

Plasma Accelerator Sets Performance Record, Optics & Photonics News, August 26 2020.

Laser trick produces high-energy terahertz pulses, DESY News, June 13 2019.

Métrologie et contrôle spatio-temporels de faisceaux lasers femtosecondes de haute puissance, France Culture, April 4 2018.

Strahlenkanonen im Miniaturformat, Der Tagesspiegel, January 8 2018.

Plasma accelerator produces first X-rays, DESY News, August 10 2017.

Innovative accelerator project produces first particle beam, DESY News, June 27 2016.


Spencer Windhorst Jolly, Ph.D. thesis, Spectral Phase Manipulation of Optical Pump Pulses for mJ-Level Narrowband Terahertz Generation in PPLN, Universität Hamburg, 2017.

Spencer Windhorst Jolly, M.A. thesis, Two-Color High Intensity Laser Plasma Interaction Phenomena, and Status of Experiments on the UT3 Laser System, University of Texas at Austin, 2014.