Ying Wu

Professor of Physics

Office Location: 
210 Fel Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2654

Overview

Prof. Wu is interested in nonlinear dynamics of charged particle beams, coherent radiation sources, and the development of novel accelerators and light sources. One of his research focuses is to study the charged particle nonlinear dynamics using the modern techniques such as Lie Algebra, Differential Algebra, and Frequency Analysis. This direction of research will significantly further the understanding of the nonlinear phenomena in light source storage rings and collider rings, improve their performance, and provide guidance for developing next generation storage rings. The second area of research is to study and develop coherent radiation sources such as broad-band far infrared radiation from dipole magnets and coherent mm-wave radiation from a free-electron-laser (FEL). With this direction of research, he hopes to study the beam stability issues, in particular, the single bunch instabilities in the storage ring, develop diagnostics to monitor and improve the stability of the light source beams, and eventually develop novel means to overcome instabilities. These areas of research will provide foundations for developing a femto-second hard x-ray Compton back scattering radiation source driven by a mm-wave FEL - a next generation light source.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1995

  • M.A., Duke University 1991

  • B.S., Beijing University (China) 1988

Perdue, MABMWABA, Pywell, HRWBBRE, Norum, WAWRISKB, and Sawatzky, KWJLSFMVGPYKWBD. "First observation of the splittings of the E1 p-wave amplitudes in low energy deuteron photodisintegration and its implications for the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn Sum Rule integrand." Phys. Rev. C78.034003 (2008). (Academic Article)

Blackston, MA, Ahmed, MW, Perdue, BA, Welller, HR, Bewer, B, Pywell, RE, Wurtz, WA, Igarashi, R, Kucuker, S, Norum, B, Wang, K, Li, J, Mikhailov, SF, Popov, VG, Wu, YK, and Sawatzky, BD. "Erratum: First observation of the splittings of the E1 p-wave amplitudes in low energy deuteron photodisintegration and its implications for the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn sum rule integrand (Physical Review C (2008) 78 (034003))." Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics 78.6 (2008). Full Text

Blackston, MA, Ahmed, MA, Perdue, BA, Weller, HR, Bewer, B, Pywell, RE, Wurtz, WA, Igarashi, R, Kucuker, S, Norum, B, Wang, K, Li, J, Mikhailov, SF, Popov, VG, Wu, YK, and Sawatzky, BD. "First observation of the splittings of the E1 p-wave amplitudes in low energy deuteron photodisintegration and its implications for the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn Sum Rule integrand." Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics 78.3 (2008). Full Text

Mikhailov, SF, Popov, VG, Huang, S, Li, J, and Wu, YK. "A pass-by-pass gain measurement technique for oscillator FELs." 30th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2008 (2008): 139-142.

Huang, S, Swift, G, and Wu, YK. "Controlling wiggler harmonic radiation to reduce damage to FEL cavity mirrors." 30th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2008 (2008): 135-138.

Popov, V, Busch, M, Hartman, S, Li, J, Mikhailov, S, Wallace, P, Wang, P, Wu, YK, and Kurkin, GY. "Electron beam diagnostics for compact 1.2 GEV booster synchrotron." Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference (2007): 4051-4053. Full Text

Mikhailov, SF, Wu, YK, Li, J, Popov, VG, and Hartman, SM. "Challenges for energy ramping in a compact booster synchrotron." Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference (2007): 1212-1214. Full Text

Li, J, Mikhailov, SF, Huang, S, Popov, V, and Wu, YK. "Compensation of the beam dynamics effects caused by the extraction Lambertson septum of the HIGS booster." Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference (2007): 3582-3584. Full Text

Wu, YK. "Accelerator physics research and light source development programs at Duke University." Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference (2007): 1215-1217. Full Text

Sun, C, and Wu, YK. "The feasibility study of measuring the polarization of a relativistic electron beam using a compton scattering gamma-ray source." Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference (2007): 4057-4059. Full Text

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