Carlos Hernández García
Grupo de Investigación en Óptica Extrema


I’m Carlos Hernández García and I am working as a Marie-Curie post-doctoral fellow at University of Salamanca (Spain). I have been awarded with a post-doctoral Marie Curie fellowship. Within the fellowship, I spent the two previous years as a Research Associate at JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder, in Becker’s group (also in collaboration with Kapteyn and Murnane’s group).

I obtained my PhD in the University of Salamanca (January 2013), in the Research Group in Extreme Optics, under the supervision of Prof. Luis Plaja. The title of my PhD thesis was Coherent attosecond sources based on high-order harmonic generation: influence of the propagation effects. (Download PhD thesis in PDF). My fields of interest are Ultraintense and Ultrashort Laser Sources, Laser-matter Interaction, High-order Harmonic Generation and Propagation, Attosecond and Zeptosecond Physics, Quantum Path Interferences, Plasma Physics and Compression of Ultrashort Laser Pulses.

You can have a quick look at my Scientific Publications,  the Press releases of scientific articles in which I was involved, and at my blog Attociencia en Colorado (in Spanish).

Recent publications:

“Bright circularly polarized soft X-ray high harmonics for X-ray magnetic circular dichroism”, Tingting Fana, Patrik Grychtol, Ronny Knut, Carlos Hernández-García, Daniel D. Hickstein, Dmitriy Zusin, Christian Gentry, Franklin J. Dollar, Christopher A. Mancuso, Craig W. Hogle, Ofer Kfir, Dominik Legut, Karel Carva, Jennifer L. Ellis, Kevin M. Dorney, Cong Chen, Oleg G. Shpyrko, Eric E. Fullerton, Oren Cohen, Peter M. Oppeneer, Dejan B. Milošević, Andreas Becker, Agnieszka A. Jaroń-Becker, Tenio Popmintchev, Margaret M. Murnane, and Henry C. Kapteyn, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2014)published online (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1519666112). Published online 3 November 2015.

“Noncollinear generation of angularly isolated circularly polarized high harmonics”, D. Hickstein, F. Dollar, P. Grychtol, J. Ellis, R. Knut, C. Hernández-García, D. Zusin, C. Gentry, J. Shaw, T. Fan, K. Dorney, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. Murnane, H. Kapteyn, and C. Durfee, Nature Photonics 9, 743-751 (2015)Published online 21 September 2015.

“Quantum-path signatures in attosecond helical beams driven by optical vortices”, C. Hernández-García, J. San Román, L. Plaja, and A. Picón, New Journal of Physics 17093029 (2015). Published 17 September 2015. Highlighted in IOPselect (

“Carrier-envelope-phase insensitivity in high-order harmonic generation driven by few-cycle laser pulses”, C. Hernández-García, W. Holgado, L. Plaja, B. Alonso, F. Silva, M. Miranda, H. Crespo, and I. J. SolaOptics Express  2321497 (2015). Published 7 August 2015.