Richard Viskup

Johannes Kepler University

Richard Viskup was born in former Czechoslovakia in 1977, in the city of Bratislava, nowadays capital of Slovak Republic. He obtained his master degree MSc. in plasma physics, doctor in natural science RnDr. in physics, and scientific - academic degree doctor of philosophy PhD. in laser plasma physics from Comenius University in Bratislava. He received his postgraduate research degree MPhil. in photonics from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, UK and engineering doctorate Dr.Eng. in applied physics from Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria. His current research is related to exhaust emissions and diagnostics, development of new measurement technique for particulate matter and soot emissions characterisations, analytical measurement of emissions from vehicles, spectroscopy, major and trace element detection in different materials. His research and interests are oriented in wide directions from physics, applied physics, material science and analysis, radiation physics, photonics and lasers, ultrafast lasers, high power lasers, radiation and particle emission from plasma, accelerators, particle acceleration, laser induced plasma processes, to analytical techniques in laser spectroscopy, optical emission spectroscopy, atomic and molecular spectroscopy and plasma spectroscopy.

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This book gives the readers an introduction to experimental and theoretical knowledge acquired by large-scale laser laboratories that are dealing with extra–high peak power and ultrashort laser pulses for research of terawatt (TW), petawatt (PW), or near-future exawatt (EW) laser interactions, for soft X-ray sources, for acceleration of particles, or for generation of hot dense thermal plasma for the laser fusion. The other part of this book is dealing with the small-scale laser laboratories that are using for its research on commercial sources of laser radiation, nanosecond (ns), picosecond (ps), or femtosecond (fs) laser pulses, either for basic research or for more advanced applications. This book is divided into six main sections dealing with short and ultrashort laser pulses, laser-produced soft X-ray sources, large-scale high-power laser systems, free-electron lasers, fiber-based sources of short optical pulse, and applications of short pulse lasers. In each chapter readers can find fascinating topics related to the high energy and/or short pulse laser technique. Individual chapters should serve the broad spectrum of readers of different expertise, layman, undergraduate and postgraduate students, scientists, and engineers, who may in this book find easily explained fundamentals as well as advanced principles of particular subjects related to these phenomena.

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