With tutorial-like chapters on ultrafast intense laser science by world-leading scientists active in this rapidly developing interdisciplinary research field, this volume provides a comprehensive survey of all the essential aspects of what is a very hot topic.
Currently only textbook on ultrafast intense lasers
Covers the basics as well as up-to-date developments in ultrafast intense laser science
Integrates basic physics and applications
Both a study text for graduate students and a reference work for researchersInhalt
1. Introduction to Atomic Dynamics in Intense Light Fields.- 2. Foundations of Strong-Field Physics.- 3. High Intensity Physics Scaled to Mid-infrared Wavelengths.- 4. How Do Molecules Behave in Intense Laser Fields? Theoretical Aspects.- 5. Pulse Shaping of Femtosecond Laser Pulses and Its Application of Molecule Control.- 6. Nonlinear Interaction of Strong XUV Fields with Atoms and Molecules.- 7. Ultrafast X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Using Femtosecond-Laser Driven X-rays.- 8. Quantum Emission and its Application to Materials Dynamics.- 9. Filamentation Nonlinear Optics.- 10. Diagnosing Intense and Ultra-intense Laser-Matter Interactions: Status and Future Requirements.