Ultrashort Laser Pulses and Applications

  • Wolfgang Kaiser

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 60)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Wolfgang Kaiser
    Pages 1-4
  3. Charles V. Shank
    Pages 5-34
  4. Alfred Laubereau
    Pages 35-112
  5. Dietrich von der Linde
    Pages 113-182
  6. David H. Auston
    Pages 183-233
  7. Wolfgang Zinth, Wolfgang Kaiser
    Pages 235-277
  8. Kenneth B. Eisenthal
    Pages 319-356
  9. Robin M. Hochstrasser, Carey K. Johnson
    Pages 357-417
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 419-424

About this book


Ten years ago, Stanley L. Shapiro edited the book entitled Ultrashort Light Pulses (Topics Appl. Phys., Vol. 18), which was written by eight experts in the field. Six years later, Charles V. Shank added a bibliography (1980-1983) in the second edition with approximately one thousand new references. During the past decade the field has grown so rapidly that a completely new book had to be written. In particular, the reduction of the time scale of light pulses into the femtosecond range has opened up new experimental possibilities never even foreseen in the preceding literature. The vast literature with countless ideas and applications makes it impossible for a single person to write a comprehensive review. Nine scientists, actively working in the field since its beginning, have decided to join forces to prepare a new book describing the present state of the art. Emphasis is placed on the generation and numerous applications of ultrashort laser pulses. This book covers a wide area of science: physics, engineering, chemistry, and biology. The various chapters and sections are prepared in each case such that the reader is given a brief introduction to the specific subject. Ample references for a more detailed study are given at the end of each chapter.


electronics femtosecond laser laser optoelectronics spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Kaiser
    • 1
  1. 1.Physik Department E11Technische UniversitätMünchen 2Fed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02548-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02546-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0303-4216
  • Series Online ISSN 1437-0859
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