Bill Brocklesby started in research at the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford, working on laser spectroscopy. He worked as a post-doctoral member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell laboratories, where he worked on novel spectroscopy of rare-earth doped optical fibres. He moved to Southampton as a lecturer in the Physics Department in 1989, and moved to the ORC (now Zepler Institute) in 2003. At present he is an Associate Professor in the Zepler Institute.
- Bill Brocklesby’s research has centered around novel imaging & microscopy techniques in the visible and XUV spectral regions over the last 10-15 years.
- He is at present working on coherent diffractive imaging of nanoscale systems using XUV radiation generated by high-power ultrashort pulse lasers. This interest in high-power ultrafast lasers led to involvement in the ICAN project, conceived by Gérard Mourou and Toshiki Tajima, which studied large-scale beam combination of ultrafast fibre lasers for wake-field acceleration.
- Dr Brocklesby was Project Manager of ICAN, and large-scale beam combination remains a topic of interest.
- Dr Brocklesby also has extensive research experience in Raman microscopy, near-field techniques such as scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM), atomic force microscopy, & scanning tunneling microscopy, as well as a background in optical spectroscopy of rare-earth doped materials and optical fibres.
Sponsor: European University Association
Sponsor: Breakthrough Starshot Foundation LLC
Sponsor: Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council
Sponsor: European Union
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& Victoria Hooper, 2021
Rebecca, Jane Clements,
Michael Blakey,, 2021
Samuel Senior,, 2021
Nicola Knight,, 2020 , IEEE Internet of Things Journal , 7 (9) , 8631--8640
Quantitative and correlative extreme ultraviolet coherent imaging of mouse hippocampal neurons at high resolution
John Chad,, 2020 , Science Advances , 6 (18)
Samuel, Martin Senior,, 2020
Correlative lens-less XUV imaging and fluorescence microscopy of mouse hippocampal neurons using a table-top XUV source
& Haoyan Lu, 2019
Senta Lisa Jantzen,
Devin H. Smith,
William Brocklesby,, 2019
William Brocklesby,, 2019 , IEEE Sensors Journal , 19 (8) , 2984--2990
Arthur, William Degen-Knifton,
& William Brocklesby, 2017
Current PhD Students
MSc Chemistry by Research
Rhys Jacob William Donovan
PhD Opto (AU)
External roles and responsibilities
Name: High-resolution XUV Ptychography of Biological Samples Using HHG Sources