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Femtosecond-Scale Optics

Edited by Anatoly Andreev

Moscow State University, Russia

With progress in ultrashort ultraintense laser technologies the peak power of a laser pulse increases year by year. These new instruments accessible to a large community of researchers revolutionized experiments in nonlinear optics because when laser pulse intensity exceeds or even approaches intra-atomic field strength the new physical picture of light-matter interaction appears. Laser radiation is efficiently transformed into fluxes of charged or neutral particles and the very wide band of electromagnetic emission (from THz up to x-rays) is observed. The traditional phenomena of nonlinear optics as harmonic generation, self-focusing, ionization, etc, demonstrate the drastically different dependency on the laser pulse intensity in contrast the well known rules. This field of researches is in rapid progress now. The presented papers provide a description of recent developments and original results obtained by authors in some specific areas of this very wide scientific field. We hope that the Volume will be of interest for those specialized in the subject of laser-matter interactions.

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Femtosecond-Scale OpticsEdited by Anatoly Andreev

Published: November 14th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1932

ISBN: 978-953-307-769-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4931-6

Copyright year: 2011

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37364 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

15 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Magnetization Dynamic with Pulsed X Rays

By Christine Boeglin


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2. Electron Acceleration Using an Ultrashort Ultraintense Laser Pulse

By Eisuke Miura


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3. Coherent Laser Manipulation of Ultracold Molecules

By Elena Kuznetsova, Robin Côté and S. F. Yelin


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4. Fast Charged Particles and Super-Strong Magnetic Fields Generated by Intense Laser Target Interaction

By Vadim Belyaev and Anatoly Matafonov


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5. Physics of Quasi-Monoenergetic Laser-Plasma Acceleration of Electrons in the Blowout Regime

By Serguei Y. Kalmykov, Bradley A. Shadwick, Arnaud Beck and Erik Lefebvre


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6. Time-Resolved Laser Spectroscopy of Semiconductors - Physical Processes and Methods of Analysis

By T. Brudevoll, A. K. Storebo, O. Skaaring, C. N. Kirkemo, O. C. Norum, O. Olsen and M. Breivik


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7. Lasers in Atomic Collisions, Cold Plasma and Cold Atom Physics

By R. Cabrera-Trujillo, J. Jiménez-Mier and A. M. Juárez


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8. Time Resolved Spectroscopy with Femtosecond X-Ray Pulses

By Enikoe Seres and Christian Spielmann


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9. Ultrafast Time-Resolved Spectroscopy

By László Nánai, Szabolcs Beke and Koji Sugioka


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10. Interaction of Atom With Laser Pulses of Intra-Atomic Field Strength

By A.V. Andreev, S.Yu. Stremoukhov and O.A.Shoutova


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11. Generation and Detection of Mesoscopic Pulsed States of Light for Quantum Information

By Alessia Allevi and Maria Bondani


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12. Ultrafast Photoelectric Effect in Oxide Single Crystals and Films

By Hao Ni and Kun Zhao


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13. Quantum Key Distribution

By Philip Chan, Itzel Lucio-Martínez, Xiaofan Mo and Wolfgang Tittel


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14. Optical Properties of Quantum-Confined Semiconductor Structures Driven by Strong Terahertz Fields

By Tong-Yi Zhang and Wei Zhao


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15. Laser Pulses Applications in Photovoltaic Effect

By Kui-juan Jin, Chen Ge, Hui-bin Lu and Guo-zhen Yang


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16. Integrating Detectors for Photoacoustic Imaging

By Hubert Grün, Thomas Berer, Karoline Felbermayer, Peter Burgholzer, Markus Holotta, Gerhard Zangerl, Robert Nuster and Günther Paltauf


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17. Photoemission Spectroscopy at Liquid Microbeams with a High Harmonics Table top Radiation Source

By Bernd Abel


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