Laser Interactions with Atoms, Solids and Plasmas

  • Richard M. More

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 327)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. André Mysyrowicz
    Pages 1-9
  3. P. Agostini, E. Mevel
    Pages 11-38
  4. C. J. Joachain
    Pages 39-94
  5. K. J. Schafer, J. L. Krause, K. C. Kulander
    Pages 95-105
  6. Dorota Kupiszewska
    Pages 113-122
  7. Richard M. More
    Pages 123-161
  8. L. D. Noordam, A. ten Wolde, H. B. van Linden van den Heuvell
    Pages 163-192
  9. Alain Aspect
    Pages 193-206
  10. D. von der Linde
    Pages 207-237
  11. L. P. Avakyants, G. D. Ivlev, E. D. Obraztsova
    Pages 239-248
  12. M. C. Downer, H. Ahn, D. H. Reitze, D. M. Riffe, X. Y. Wang
    Pages 249-271
  13. Jacques Bauche, Claire Bauche-Arnoult
    Pages 325-355
  14. J. C. Gauthier, A. Rousse, F. Falliès, J. P. Geindre, P. Audebert, A. Mysyrowicz et al.
    Pages 357-366
  15. P. Mulser
    Pages 383-436
  16. H. A. Baldis, W. Rozmus, C. Labaune, Ph. Mounaix, D. Pesme, S. Baton et al.
    Pages 437-474
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 475-477

About this book


The aim of this NATO Advanced Study Institute was to bring together scientists and students working in the field of laser matter interactions in order to review and stimulate developmentoffundamental science with ultra-short pulse lasers. New techniques of pulse compression and colliding-pulse mode-locking have made possible the construction of lasers with pulse lengths in the femtosecond range. Such lasers are now in operation at several research laboratories in Europe and the United States. These laser facilities present a new and exciting research direction with both pure and applied science components. In this ASI the emphasis is on fundamental processes occurring in the interaction of short laser pulses with atoms, molecules, solids, and plasmas. In the case of laser-atom (molecule) interactions, high power lasers provide the first access to extreme high-intensity conditions above 10'8 Watts/em', a new frontier for nonlinear interaction of photons with atoms and molecules. New phenomena observed include multiphoton ionization processes, atomic collisions in the presence of a strong laser field, Coulomb explosion following rapid ionization of a molecule and the production of high harmonics of the laser source. Another important topic reviewed in this ASI is the lasercooling ofatoms.


Coulomb condensed matter laser production spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard M. More
    • 1
  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1578-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1576-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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