Photons and Continuum States of Atoms and Molecules

Proceedings of a Workshop Cortona, Italy, June 16–20, 1986

  • Naseem K. Rahman
  • Carla Guidotti
  • Maria Allegrini
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Photons and Atomic Continua

  3. Above-Threshold Ionization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. F. Yergeau, G. Petite, P. Agostini
      Pages 78-83
    3. H. B. van Linden van den Heuvell, H. G. Muller, M. J. van der Wiel
      Pages 84-90
    4. G. P. Arrighini, N. Durante, C. Guidotti
      Pages 111-117
  4. Molecules in Laser Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. E. Borsella, L. Caneve, A. Giardini-Guidoni, A. Mele
      Pages 134-142
    3. J. Tellinghuisen
      Pages 149-156
  5. Atomic Collisions in Laser Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. A. M. Lyyra, P. D. Kleiber, K. M. Sando, W. C. Stwalley
      Pages 158-165
    3. W. Kamke, E. E. B. Campbell, R. Witte, B. Kamke, H. Schmidt, Z. Wang et al.
      Pages 171-177
    4. L. F. Errea, L. Méndez, A. Riera
      Pages 178-185
    5. D. Cubaynes, J. L. Picqué, G. Spiess, J. M. Bizau, B. Carré, F. Roussel et al.
      Pages 186-194
    6. P. Monchicourt, P. Pradel, D. Dubreuil, J. J. Laucagne
      Pages 195-202
    7. C. E. Burkhardt, M. Ciocca, W. P. Garver, J. J. Leventhal, J. D. Kelley
      Pages 208-213
    8. S. Abdullah, M. Allegrini, S. Gozzini, L. Moi
      Pages 214-219
    9. A. Bambini, P. R. Berman
      Pages 220-226
    10. M. Matera, M. Mazzoni, R. Buffa, S. Cavalieri, E. Arimondo
      Pages 227-232
    11. E. Giacobino, P. R. Berman
      Pages 233-238
  6. Electronic Collisions in Laser Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. M. Gavrila, J. Z. Kaminski, M. J. Offerhaus
      Pages 255-264
    3. J. Bergou, S. Varró, F. Ehlotzky
      Pages 265-269
    4. S. Bivona, R. Daniele, G. Ferrante, F. Trombetta
      Pages 270-280

About these proceedings


Since 1981 there has been an attempt in Europe to organize a series of small meetings/workshops/tavole rotonde with the aim of bringing together physi­ cists and chemists interested in problems concerning atoms or molecules in­ teracting with external photons where the continua are investigated. The number of problems that fall into this category turns out to be vast. However, it is not possible to make a strict separation into problems con­ cerning atomic and molecular collisions and those related to the usual spec­ troscopy. This admixture of two disciplines, discussions on the role of photons and on the interaction of external electromagnetic fields with the continuum provided a central motivation for these workshops. The fourth of this series of meetings was held at Cortona between June 16 and 20, 1986. It was attended by about 100 researchers in the field and there were 43 presentations, all having equal time. These talks form the subject matter of this volume. The idea of publishing the proceedings of these meetings is not new. It allows one to have small meetings in which the subject matter can be discussed at length in a lively atmosphere. However, after the meeting is over, the speakers can collect their thoughts and produce articles in which the results of their interaction with the other participants can be incorporated.


atmosphere atomic collision atoms collision electromagnetic electromagnetic field electromagnetic fields excited atoms fields hydrogen atom magnetic field magnetic fields molecule photon scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • Naseem K. Rahman
    • 1
  • Carla Guidotti
    • 1
  • Maria Allegrini
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica IndustrialeUniversità di PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Fisica Atomica e Moleculare del C.N.R.PisaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71780-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71778-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4941
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