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Pietro Musumeci, Ph.D.

   
Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Member, California NanoSystems Institute

Education:
Degrees:
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2000 - 2004
M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1998 - 2000
B.S., University of Rome, "La Sapienza", 1994 - 1998

Honors and Awards:
2010 UCLA, Outstanding Teacher of the Year UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy
2009 Department of Energy Office of High Energy Physics, Outstanding Junior Investigator Award
1996 Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy, "Enrico Persico"

Certifications:
Certification Type:
2005 - 2006 Art. 36, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, sez. Roma1, Researcher

Contact Information:
Work Email Address: musumeci@physics.ucla.edu
Office Address: Office
3-164 Knudsen Hall
BOX 951547
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES
Work Phone Number: 310-206-9164 Phone

Selected Publications:

P. Musumeci, J.T. Moody, C.M. Scoby, M.S. Gutierrez, H.A. Bender, B. Hilko, C.A. Kruschwitz and N.S. Wilcox, Micro‐channel plate detector for ultra‐fast relativistic electron diffraction, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 637.
A.M. Tremaine, S. Boucher, A.Y. Murokh, S.G. Anderson, W.J. Brown, J.P. Duris, P. Musumeci, J.B. Rosenzweig, I. Jovanovic, I. Pogorelsky, M.N. Polyanskiy, V. Yakimenko, , Inverse Free Electron Laser Accelerators for Driving Compact Light Sources and Detection Applications, Proceedings of 2011 PAC Conference, NY, NY, 2011.
J.T. Moody, R.K. Li, P. Musumeci, C.M. Scoby, H.L. To, Compression and Synchronization of Ultra‐Short Electron Beam Using a THz Undulator Interaction, Proceedings of 2011 PAC Conference, NY, NY, 2011.
J.B. Rosenzweig, A. Valloni, D. Alesini, G. Andonian, N. Bernard, L. Faillace, L. Ficcadenti, A. Fukusawa, B. Hidding, M. Migliorati, A. Mostacci, P. Musumeci, B. OʹShea, L. Palumbo, B. Spataro, A. Yakub, Design and applications of an X‐band hybrid photoinjector, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 2011, 657, 107–113.
C.M. Scoby, R.K. Li, J.T. Moody, P. Musumeci, Femtosecond RF Timing in Low Charge Photoinjectors, Proceedings of 2011 PAC Conference, NY, NY, 2011.
J.P. Duris, R.K. Li, P. Musumeci, E.W. Threlkeld, M.T. Westfall, High‐Gradient High‐ Energy‐Gain Inverse Free Electron Laser Experiment using a Helical Undulator, Proceedings of 2011 PAC Conference, NY, NY, 2011.
Renkai Li, Pietro Musumeci, Howard Bender, Nick Wilcox, and Ming Wu, Imaging single electrons to enable the generation of ultrashort beams for single‐shot femtosecond relativistic electron diffraction, Journal of Applied Physics, 2011, 110, 074512.
G. Andonian, E. Hemsing, D. Xiang, P. Musumeci, A. Murokh, S. Tochitsky, and J. B. Rosenzweig , Longitudinal profile diagnostic scheme with subfemtosecond resolution for high‐brightness electron beams, Phys. Rev. STAB, 2011, 14, 072802.
P. Musumeci, R. Li, A. Marinelli, Non linear longitudinal space charge oscillations, Phys. Rev. Letters, 2011, 106, 184801.
R.K. Li, J.T. Moody, P. Musumeci, C.M. Scoby, H.L. To, M.T. Westfall , The Impact of Laser Polarization in Multiphoton Photoemission from a Copper Cathode, Proceedings of 2011 PAC Conference, NY, NY , 2011.
S.G. Anderson, G.G. Anderson, M. Betts, S.E. Fisher, D.J. Gibson, S.S.Q. Wu, J.T. Moody, P. Musumeci, A.M. Tremaine, The LLNL/UCLA High Gradient Inverse Free Electron Laser Accelerator, Proceedings of 2011 PAC Conference, NY, NY, 2011.
J.B. Rosenzweig, G. Andonian, A. Fukasawa, E. Hemsing, G.Marcus, A. Marinelli, P. Musumeci, B.OʹShea, F.OʹShea, C.Pellegrini, D, Schiller, G. Travish, M. Ferrario, S.Full, P. Bucksbaum, M. Hogan, P.Musumeci, Breaking the Attosecond, Angstrom and TV/m Field Barriers with Ultra‐fast Electron Beams, Proceedings of 2010 International Particle Accelerator Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2010.
J. B. Rosenzweig, G. Andonian, P. Bucksbaum, A. Fukasawa, M. Ferrario, M. Hogan, E. Hemsing, Patrick Krejcik, G. Marcus, A. Marinelli, Patric Muggli, P. Musumeci, B. OʹShea, F. OʹShea, C. Pellegrini, D. Schiller, and G. Travish, Breaking the Attosecond, Angstrom and TV/m Field Barriers with Ultrafast Electron Beams, AIP Conf. Proc, 2010, 1299, 484-489.
P. Musumeci, J.T. Moody, C. M. Scoby, M. S. Gutierrez, R.K. Li, Capturing ultrafast structural evolutions with a single pulse of MeV electrons: RF streak camera based electron diffraction, Journal of Applied Physics, 2010, 108, 114513.
C. M. Scoby, P. Musumeci, J. T. Moody, M. S. Gutierrez. , Electro‐optic sampling at 90 degree interaction geometry for time‐of‐arrival stamping of ultrafast relativistic electron diffraction, Phys. Rev. STAB, 2010, 13, 022801.
G. Gatti, E. Chiadroni, Ma Bellaveglia, M. Ferrario, D. Filippetto, L.Cultrera, C. Vicario, A.Bacci, A.R. Rossi, P. Musumeci, Electron beam conditioning with IR/UV laser on the cathode, Proceedings of 2010 International Particle Accelerator Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2010.
P. Musumeci, J. T. Moody, C. M. Scoby, M. S. Gutierrez, H.A. Bender, and N.S. Wilcox, High quality single shot diffraction patterns using ultrashort megaelectron volt electron beams from a radio frequency photoinjector, Rev. Sci. Instrum, 2010, 81, 013306.
P. Musumeci, M. Westfall, R. K. Li, A. Murokh, A. Tremaine, and I. V. Pogorelsky , High‐ Gradient High‐Energy‐Gain Inverse Free Electron Laser Experiment Using a Helical Undulator, AIP Conf. Proc, 2010, 1299, 747-751.
P. Musumeci, J. T. Moody, C. M. Scoby, M. S. Gutierrez, M. Westfall, Laser‐induced melting of a single crystal gold sample by time‐resolved ultrafast relativistic electron diffraction, Applied Physics Letter, 2010, 97, 063592.
P. Musumeci, L. Cultrera, M. Ferrario, D. Filippetto, G. Gatti, M. S. Gutierrez, J. T. Moody, N. Moore, J. B. Rosenzweig, C. M. Scoby, G. Travish, and C. Vicario, Multiphoton Photoemission from a Copper Cathode Illuminated by Ultrashort Laser Pulses in an rf Photoinjecto, Physics Review Letters, 2010, 104, 084801.
S. Ya. Tochitsky, P. Musumeci, J. B. Rosenzweig, C. Joshi, and S. C. Gottschalk, Seeded FEL Microbunching Experiments at the UCLA Neptune Laboratory, AIP. Conf. Proc, 2010, 1299, 544-549.
C. M. Scoby, P. Musumeci, J.T. Moody, M.S. Gutierrez, M. Westfall, Timestamping for Relativistic Electron Diffraction, Proceedings of 2010 International Particle Accelerator Conference, 2010.
• J. T. Moody, P. Musumeci, C. M. Scoby, H. To, and C. Marcoux, Ultra‐Short Electron Beam Compression and Phase Locking Using an Inverse Free Electron Laser Interaction in the THz Regime, AIP Conf. Proc, 2010, 1299, 586-591.
G. Andonian, P. Musumeci. E. Hemsing, S. Tochitsky, J. B. Rosenzweig, Ultrashort Bunch Length Diagnostic with Sub‐femtosecond Resolution, Proceedings of 2010 International Particle Accelerator Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2010.
S. Tochitsky, O. B. Williams, P. Musumeci, C. Sung, D. J. Haberberger, A. M. Cook, J. B. Rosenzweig, C. Joshi, Efficient harmonic microbunching in a 7th‐order inverse‐free-electron laser interaction, Physical Review Special Topics ‐ Accelerators and Beams, 2009, 12, 050703.
L. Cultrera G. Gatti, P. Miglietta, F. Tazzioli, A. Perrone, J. T. Moody, and P. Musumeci, Electron emission characterization of Mg photocathode grown by pulsed laser deposition within an S‐band rf gun, Phys. Rev. STAB, 2009, 12, 043502.
E. Hemsing, P. Musumeci, S. Reiche, R. Tikhoplav, A. Marinelli, et al, Helical Electron‐ Beam Microbunching by Harmonic Coupling in a Helical Undulator, Phys. Rev. Lett, 2009, 102, 174801.
J. T. Moody, P. Musumeci, M. S. Gutierrez, J. B. Rosenzweig, C. M. Scoby, Longitudinal phase space characterization of the blow‐out regime of RF photoinjector operation, Phys. Rev. STAB, 2009, 12, 070704.
E. Hemsing, P. Musumeci, A. Marinelli and J. B. Rosenzweig, Microbunching with a Twist, Proceedings of 2009 FEL conference, Liverpool, UK, 2009.
P. Musumeci, L. Faillace, A. Fukasawa, J.T. Moody, B. OʹShea, J.B. Rosenzweig and C.M. Scoby, Novel RF gun structure for relativistic ultrafast electron diffraction, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2009, 15, 290‐297.
D. Filippetto, P. Musumeci, M. Bellaveglia and C. Ronsivalle, RF photo‐injector beam energy distribution studies by slicing technique, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 2009, 605, 215–223.
P. Musumeci, J. T. Moody, C. M. Scoby, M. S. Gutierrez, T. Tran, Rf streak camera based ultrafast relativistic electron diffraction, Review of Scientific Instruments, 2009, 80, 013302.
A. Mostacci, A. Bacci, M. Boscolo, E. Chiadroni, A. Cianchi, D. Filippetto, M. Migliorati, P. Musumeci, C. Ronsivalle, A.R. Rossi, Analysis methodology of movable emittancemeter measurements for low energy electron beams, Review of Scientific Instruments, 2008, 79, 013303.
S. Reiche, P. Musumeci, C. Pellegrini, J.B. Rosenzweig, Development of ultra‐short pulse, single coherent spike for SASE X‐ray FELs, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Sect. A, 2008, 593, 45.
P. Musumeci, J. Moody, R. J. England, J. B. Rosenzweig, T.Tran, Dynamically selfoptimized beam distributions at the UCLA Pegasus laboratory: Linearity of transverse and longitudinal phase spaces, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Sect. A, 2008, 593, 103.
P. Musumeci, J. T. Moody, R. J. England, J. B. Rosenzweig, T. Tran, Experimental Generation and Characterization of Uniformly Filled Ellipsoidal Electron‐Beam Distributions, Physics Review Letters, 2008, 100, 244801.
J.B. Rosenzweig, D. Alesini, G. Andonian, M. Boscolo, M. Dunning, L. Faillace, M. Ferrario, A. Fukusawa, L. Giannessi, E. Hemsing, G. Marcus, A. Marinelli, P. Musumeci, B. O’Shea, L. Palumbo, C. Pellegrini, V. Petrillo, S. Reiche, C. Ronsivalle, B. Spataro, et al., Generation of ultra‐short high brightness electron beams for single‐spike SASE FEL operation, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 2008, 593, 39.
A. Cianchi et al., High brightness electron beam emittance evolution measurements in an rf photoinjector, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams, 2008, 11, 032801.
L. Giannessi, H. P. Freund, P. Musumeci, S. Reiche, Higher‐order harmonics coupling in different free‐electron laser codes, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Sect. A, 2008, 593, 143.
P. Musumeci, J. T. Moody, C. M. Scoby, Relativistic electron diffraction at the UCLA Pegasus photoinjector laboratory, Ultramicroscopy, 2008, 108, 1450.
L. Giannessi, D. Alesini, M. Biagini, M. Boscolo, M. Bougeard, P. Breger, B. Carré, M. Castellano, A. Cianchi, F. Ciocci, E. Chiadroni, A. Clozza, M.E. Couprie, L. Cultrera, G. Dattoli, S. De Silvestri, A. Di Pace, G. Di Pirro, A. Doria, A. Drago, et al, Seeding experiments at SPARC, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Sect. A, 2008, 593, 132.
M. Ferrario et al., Direct Measurement of the Double Emittance Minimum in the Beam Dynamics of the Sparc High‐Brightness Photoinjector, Physical Review Letters, 2007, 99, 243801.
T. Watanabe, X. J. Wang, J. B. Murphy, J. Rose, Y. Shen, T. Tsang, L. Giannessi, P. Musumeci, S. Reiche, Experimental characterization of superradiance in single‐pass laserseeded high‐gain free electron laser amplifier, Physical Review Letters, 2007, 98, 034802.
S. Cialdi, C. Vicario, M. Petrarca and P. Musumeci, Simple scheme for ultraviolet timepulse shaping, Applied Optics, 2007, 46, 4959.
L. Giannessi and P. Musumeci, The free‐electron laser harmonic cascade, New Journal of Physics, 2006, 8, 294.
P. Musumeci, S. Ya. Tochitsky, S. Boucher, C. E. Clayton, A. Doyuran, R. J. England, C. Joshi, C. Pellegrini, J. E. Ralph, J. B. Rosenzweig, C. Sung, S. Tolmachev, G. Travish, A. A. Varfolomeev, A. A. Varfolomeev, Jr., T. Yarovoi, and R. B. Yoder, High Energy Gain of Trapped Electrons in a Tapered, Diffraction‐Dominated Inverse‐Free‐Electron Laser, Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, 2005.
P. Musumeci, S. Ya. Tochitsky, S. Boucher, C. E. Clayton, A. Doyuran, R. J. England, C. Joshi, C. Pellegrini, J. E. Ralph, J. B. Rosenzweig, C. Sung, S. Tolmachev, G. Travish, A. A. Varfolomeev, A. A. Varfolomeev, Jr., T. Yarovoi, and R. B. Yoder, High Energy Gain of Trapped Electrons in a Tapered, Diffraction‐Dominated Inverse‐Free‐Electron Laser , Physics Review Letters, 2005, 94, 154801.
P. Musumeci, C. Pellegrini, and J. B. Rosenzweig, Higher harmonic inverse free‐electron laser interaction, Physics Review E, 2005, 72, 016501.
L. Giannessi, P. Musumeci, and S. Spampinati, Nonlinear pulse evolution in seeded free-electron laser amplifiers and in free‐electron laser cascades, Journal of Applied Physics, 2005, 98, 043110.
R. J. England, J. B. Rosenzweig, G. Andonian, P. Musumeci, G. Travish, and R. B. Yoder, Sextupole correction of the longitudinal transport of relativistic beams in dispersionless translating sections, Physics Review ST Accel. Beams, 2005, 8, 012801.
S. G. Anderson, P. Musumeci, J. B. Rosenzweig, W. J. Brown, R. J. England, M. Ferrario, J. S. Jacob, M. C. Thompson, G. Travish, A. M. Tremaine, and R. Yoder, Velocity bunching of high‐brightness electron beams, Physics Review ST Accel. Beams, 2005, 8, 014401.
S. Ya. Tochitsky, R. Narang, C. V. Filip, P. Musumeci, C. E. Clayton, R. B. Yoder, K. A. Marsh, J. B. Rosenzweig, C. Pellegrini, C. Joshi, Enhanced Acceleration of Injected Electrons in a Laser Beatwave Induced Plasma Channel , Physics Review Letters, 2004, 92, 095004.
S. Ya. Tochitsky, R. Narang, C. V. Filip, P. Musumeci, C. E. Clayton, R. B. Yoder, K. A. Marsh, J. B. Rosenzweig, C. Pellegrini, C. Joshi, Experiments on laser driven beatwave acceleration in a ponderomotively formed plasma channel, Physics of Plasmas, 2004, 11 (5), 2875.
V .Filip, R. Narang, S. Ya. Tochitsky, C. E. Clayton, P. Musumeci, R. B. Yoder, K. A. Marsh, J. B. Rosenzweig, C. Pellegrini, C. Joshi, Non‐Resonant Beat‐Wave Excitation of Constant Phase‐Velocity, Relativistic Plasma Waves for Charged‐Particle Acceleration, Physics Review E, 2004, 69 (2), 026404.
S. Ya. Tochitsky, R. Narang, C. V. Filip, P. Musumeci, C. E. Clayton, R. Yoder, K. A. Marsh, J. B. Rosenzweig, C. Pellegrini, C. Joshi, Acceleration of Injected Electrons In A Laser Beatwave Experiment Proceedings of 2003 Particle Accelerator, IEEE, 2003, 1873-1875.
S. G. Anderson, J. B. Rosenzweig, P. Musumeci, M. C. Thompson, Horizontal Phase‐ Space Distortions Arising from Magnetic Pulse Compression of an Intense, Relativistic Electron Beam, Physical Review Letters , 2003, 91, 074803.
P. Musumeci, R. J. England, M. C. Thompson, R. B. Yoder, J. B. Rosenzweig, Velocity Bunching Experiment at the Neptune Laboratory, The physics and applications of High Brightness Electron beams, 2003.
A. Varfolomeev, S. V. Tolmachev, T. V. Yarovoi, P. Musumeci, C. Pellegrini, J. B. Rosenzweig, An undulator with nonadiabatic tapering for the IFEL project. Elsevier, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A‐Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors & Associated Equipment, 2002, 483, 377-382.