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Jean-Claude Kieffer

Professeur INRS

Areas of expertise

Ultrafast laser and photonics

Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre

1650 Lionel-Boulet Blvd.
Varennes, Quebec  J3X 1S2

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F. Theberge, J-F Daigle, J.C. Kieffer, F. Vidal, M, Chateauneuf, Laser guided energetic discharges over large air gaps by electric field enhanced plasmas filaments, Sci. Reports 7:40063 (January 5, 2017)


J. Ferri, X. Davoine, S. Fourmaux, J. C. Kieffer, S. Corde, K. Ta Phuoc, A. Lifschitz, Effect of experimental laser imperfections on laser wakefield acceleration and betatron source, Sci. Reports, . 6, 27846; doi: 10.1038/srep27846 (2016)


S. Fourmaux, J.C. Kieffer, Laser-based Kα X-ray emission characterization using a high contrast ratio and high-power laser system, Appl. Phys. B 122/162 DOI 10.1007/s00340-016-6442-8 (2016)


P Lassonde, S Mironov, S Fourmaux, S Payeur, Efim Khazanov, Alexander Sergeev, J-C Kieffer and Gerard Mourou, High energy femtosecond pulse compression, Laser Phys. Lett. 13, 075401 doi:10.1088/1612-2011/13/7/075401 (2016)


A. Lachapelle, K. Otani, S. Fourmaux, S. Payeur, M. Glesser, S. MacLean, J.C. Kieffer, « High field physics at ALLS », SPIE proceedings Vol 9515, 95150B-1-7, G. Korn & L. O. Silva eds (2015)


M. Scisci, E. D’Humieres, S. Fourmaux, J. C. Kieffer, L. Palumbo, P. Antici, Bidimensional Particle-In-Cell simulations for laser-driven proton acceleration using ultra-short, ultra-high contrast laser, Phys. of Plasmas, 21, 123104 (2014)


M. Mo, S. Fourmaux, A. Ali, P. Lassonde, J-C Kieffer, and R Fedosejevs, Characterization of laser wakefield generated betatron X-ray radiation using grazing incidence miror reflection, Europ. Phys. J. D. 68, 301 (2014)


S. Mironov, P. Lassonde, J.C. Kieffer, E. Khazanov, G. Mourou, Spatially-uniform temporal recompression of intense femtosecond optical pulses, Eurp. Phys. J., 223, 1175 (2014)


M. Mo, Z. Chen, S. Fourmaux, A. Saraf, K. Otani, J.C. Kieffer, Y. Tsui, A. Ng, R. Fedosejevs, Laser Wakefield generated X-ray probe for femtosecond time resolved measurements of ionization states of warm dense Aluminum, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 84, 123106 (2013)


M. Matthews, S. Henin, F. Pomel, F. Theberge, P. Lassonde, J.-F. Daigle, J.-C. Kieffer, J. Kasparian, and J.-P. Wolf « Cooperative effect of ultraviolet and near-infrared beams in laser-induced condensation » Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 264103 (2013)


Francis Théberge, Philippe Lassonde, Stéphane Payeur, Marc Châteauneuf, Jacques Dubois, and Jean-Claude Kieffer Efficient spectral steps expansion of a filamenting laser pulses, Opt. Lett. 36, 1576 (2013)


J. F. Daigle, F. Theberge, P. Lassonde, J.-C. Kieffer, T. Fujii, J. Fortin, M. Chateauneuf, and J. Dubois, « Dynamics of laser-guided alternating current high voltage discharges » Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 184101 (2013)


M. Z. Mo, A. Ali, S. Fourmaux, P. Lassonde, J. C. Kieffer, and R. Fedosejevs, Generation of 500MeV-1GeV energy electrons from laser wakefield acceleration via ionization induced injection using CO2 mixed in He, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 134102 (2013)


S. Fourmaux, S. Buffechoux, B. Albertazzi, D. Capelli, A. Levy, S. Gnedyuk, L. Lecherbourg, P. Lassonde, S. Payeur, P. Antici, H. Pépin, R. Marjoribanks, J. Fuchs, J.C. Kieffer “investigation of laser driven proton acceleration using ultrashort ultra-intense laser pulses”, Phys. of Plasmas, 20, 013110 (2013)


A. Marian, F. Vidal, S. Payeur, M. Chateauneuf, F. Theberge, J. Dubois, J.C. Kieffer, “The interaction of polarized microwaves with planar arrays of femtosecond laser produced plasma filaments in air” Phys. of Plasmas 20, 023301 (2013)


C. Varin, S. Payeur, V. Marceau, S. Fourmaux, A. April, B. Schmidt, P. Fortin, N. Thiré, T. Brabec, F. Légaré, J.C. Kieffer, M. Piché “Direct electron acceleration with radially polarized laser beams” Appl. Sci. 3, 70-93 (2013)


D. Comtois, H. Bandulet, M. Spanner, D. Pavici, M. Meckel, D. Zeidler, H. Pepin, R. Dorner, J.C. Kieffer, D. Villeneuve, P. Corkum, A Staudte, “laser induced orbital projection and diffraction of O2 with velocity Map Imaging” J. of Modern Optics (2013)


L. Nikolova, T. LaGrange, B.W. Reed, G.H. Campbell, J.C. Kieffer, B.J. Siwick and F. Rosei, “Nanocrystallization of amorphous Germanium films observed with nanosecond temporal resolution” Applied Phys. Lett. 97, 203102 (2010)


N. Sanner, O. Uteza, B. Chimier, M. Sentis, Ph. Lassonde, F. Légaré, J.C. Kieffer, Towards determinism in surface damaging of dielectrics using few cycle laser pulses, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 071111 (2010)


H. Bandulet, D. Comtois, E. Bisson, A. Fleisher, H. Pépin, J.C. Kieffer, P. Corkum, D. Villeneuve, gatting attosecond pulse train generation using multicolor laser fields, Phys. Rev. A 81, 013803 (2010)


B. Schmidt, P. Béjot, M. Giguère, A. Shiner, C. Trallero-Herrero, E. Bisson, J. Kasparian, J.P. Wolf, D. Villeneuve, J.C. Kieffer, P. Corkum, F. Légaré, Compression of 1.8µm laser pulse to sub two optical cycle with bulk material, Applied Phys. Lett. 96, 121109 (2010)


A. Shiner, C, Trallero-Herrero, N. Kajumba, H. Bandulet, D. Comtois, F. Légaré, M. Giguère, J.C. Kieffer, P. Corkum, D. Villeneuve, Wavelength scaling of high harmonic generation efficiency, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 073902 (2009)


M. Giguère, B. Schmidt, A. Shiner, M-A Houle, H. Bandulet, G. Tempea, D. Villeneuve, J.C. Kieffer, F. Légaré, Pulse compression of submillijoule few optical cycle infrared laser pulses using chirped mirrors, Opt. Lett. 34, 1894 (2009)


F. Su, F. Blanchard, G. Sharma, L. Razzari, A. Ayesheshim, T. Cocker, L. Titova, T. Ozaki, J.C. Kieffer, R. Morandotti, M. Reid, F. Hegmann, THz pulse induced intervalley scattering in photoexcited GaAs, Opt Express Vol 17, 9620 (2009)


S. Fourmaux, C. Serbanescu, L. Lecherbourg, S. Payeur, F. Martin, J.C. Kieffer, Investigation of the thermally induced laser beam distortion associated with vacuum compressor gratings in high energy and high average power fs laser systems, Opt. Express Vol17, 178 (2009)


F. Légaré, M. Naji, Ph. Lassonde, D. Comtois, V. Crozatier, Th. Oksenhendler, H. Anis, J.C. Kieffer, Pulse compression and shaping of broadband optical parametric amplifier laser source, Opt. Lett. 33, 2824 (2008)


L. Jay, A. Brocas, K. Singh, J.C. Kieffer,I. Brunette, T. Ozaki, determination of procine corneal layers with high spatial resolution by simultaneous second and third harmonic generation microscopy, Opt. Express Vol 16, No 21, 16284 (2008)


M. Rini, Z. Hao, R.W. Schoenlein, C. Gianetti, F. Parmigiani, S. Fourmaux, J.C. Kieffer, A. Fujimori, M. Ouoda, S. Wall, A. Cavalleri, optical switching in VO2 films by below gap excitation, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 181904 (2008)


M. Meckel, D. Comtois, D. Zeidler, A. Staudte, D. Pavicic, H.C. Bandulet , H. Pépin, J.C. Kieffer, R. Dorner, D.M. Villeneuve, P. Corkum, Laser induced electron tunneling and diffraction, Science Vol 320, 1478-1482 (2008)


S. Fourmaux, S. Payeur, A. Alexandrov, C. Serbanescu, F. Martin, T. Ozaki, A. Kudryashov, J.C. Kieffer, Laser beam wavefront correction for ultra-high intensities with the 200TW laser system at the Advanced laser Light Source, Optics Express, Vol 16, No 16, 11987-11994 (2008)


S. Baker, J. Robinson, M. Lein, C. Chirila, R. Torres, H.C. Bandulet, D. Comtois, J.C. Kieffer, D.M. Villeneuve, J.W.G. Tisch, J.P. Marangos, Dynamic two center interference in high order harmonic generation from molecules with attosecond nuclear motion, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 053901 (2008)


G. Olivié, D. Giguère, F. Vidal, T. Ozaki, J.C. Kieffer, O.Nada, I. Brunette, “Wavelenght dependence of femtosecond laser ablation treshold of corneal stroma” Opt. Express Vol.16, No 6, 4121-4129 (2008)


M. Châteauneuf, S. Payeur, J. Dubois, J.C. Kieffer, “Microwave guiding in air by a cylindrical filament array waveguide”, Applied Physics Letters 92, 091104 (2008)


S. Fourmaux, L. Lecherbourg, M. Harmand, M. Servol, J.C. Kieffer, “High Rep. Rate. Laser produced Soft x-ray source for ultrafast x-ray absorption near edge structure measurements” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 113104 (2008).