Name: Ismail Abdalla Saber
Home Institution: MUT
Host Institution: CTU
Cohort: 2014

Project Title

Photon-matter interaction studies in the extreme ultraviolet and soft X-ray regimes using laser plasma light sources


The interaction of high-intensity laser pulses from IR to UV wavelength regime has attracted a great deal of interest for fundamental condensed matter physics and various applications. However, little was known about the interaction of high-intensity EUV (extreme ultraviolet) and soft X-ray pulses with matter. Recent progress in development of Free-Electron-Lasers and laser-based light sources producing photons in these regimes has opened the opportunities for investigations in the field.


The interaction of nanosecond pulses of soft X-ray and EUV photons with gases and clusters and creation of warm and dense plasmas will be carried out. The photoionized plasmas produced in result of interaction of soft X-ray and EUV photons will be studied using emission and absorption spectroscopy and mass spectrometry methods. Theoretical studies and analysis will be performed as well with the use of computational atomic Physics codes available nowadays, such as the flexible atomic code (FAC) and others.



Mr. Ismail Saber has graduated from University of Khartoum, Faculty of Science, in 2006 and he immediately joined the Department of Physics as a full-time teaching assistant. He received his Master Degree in the field of Atomic and Molecular Physics from Northwest Normal University, China in 2013. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Ismail has been working at University of Khartoum as a faculty staff in Department of Physics and he was involved and carried out different works and academic activities with Bachelor of Science students.

Mr. Saber joined EXTATIC Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program in August 2015. His project title is “Photon-matter interaction studies in the extreme ultraviolet and soft X-ray regimes using laser plasma light sources”. He is very interested in experimental and theoretical emission spectra of atomic and molecular gases in the various range of wavelengths excited by intense extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and soft X-ray (SXR) pulses from laser produced plasma.