Coherence Phenomena in Atoms and Molecules in Laser Fields

  • André D. Bandrauk
  • Stephen C. Wallace

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 287)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Atoms in Intense Laser Fields

    1. R. Trainham, N. J. van Druten, L. D. Noordam, H. G. Muller, P. Breger, G. Petite et al.
      Pages 1-10
    2. Bernard Piraux, Etienne Huens
      Pages 11-23
    3. X. Tang, S. Basile, P. Lambropoulos
      Pages 25-30
    4. P. W. Milonni
      Pages 45-51
  3. Molecules in Intense Laser Fields

    1. L. F. DiMauro, B. Yang, M. Saeed
      Pages 75-88
    2. Sarah W. Allendorf
      Pages 99-108
    3. H. Helm, M. J. Dyer, H. Bissantz, D. L. Huestis
      Pages 109-123
    4. G. N. Gibson, R. R. Freeman, T. J. McIlrath
      Pages 125-131
    5. D. Normand, C. Cornaggia, J. Morellec
      Pages 133-145
    6. L. J. Frasinski, K. Codling, P. A. Hatherly
      Pages 147-151
    7. W. T. Hill III, S. Yang, D. L. Hatten, Y. Cui, J. Goldhar, J. Zhu
      Pages 153-161
    8. J. E. Decker, G. Xu, S. L. Chin
      Pages 163-174
    9. T. S. Luk, D. A. Tate, A. McPherson, K. Boyer, C. K. Rhodes
      Pages 175-190
  4. Atomic Coherences

    1. Anne L’Huillier, Philippe Balcou, Kenneth J. Schafer, Kenneth C. Kulander
      Pages 191-202
    2. B. Broers, L. D. Noordam, H. B. van Linden van den Heuvel
      Pages 203-212

About this book


This volume contains the lectures and communications presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (NATO ARW 900857) which was held May 5-10, 1991 at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. A scientific commitee made up of P.P. Lambropoulos (USC & Crete), P.8. Corkum (NRC, Ottawa), and H. B. vL. van den Heuvell (FOM, Amsterdam) guided the organizers, A.D. Bandrauk (Sherbrooke) and S.C. Wallace (Toronto) in preparing a programme which would cover the latest advances in the field of atom and molecule laser interactions. Since the last meeting held in July 1987 on "Atomic and Molecular Processes with Short Intense Laser Pulses", NATO ASI vol 1718 (Plenum Press 1988), considerable progress has been made in understanding high intensity effects on atoms and the concomitant coherence effects. After four years, the emphasis is now shifting more to molecules. The present volume represents therefore this trend with four sections covering the main interests of research endeavours in this area: i) Atoms in Intense Laser-Fields ii) Molecules in Intense Laser Fields iii) Atomic Coherences iv) Molecular Coherences The experience developed over the years in multiphoton atomic processes has been very useful and is the main source of our understanding of similar processes in molecules. Thus ATI (above­ threshold ionization) has been found to occur in molecules as well as a new phenomenon, ATD (above-threshold dissociation). Laser-induced avoided crossings of molecular electronic surfaces is also now entering the current language of high intensity molecular processes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • André D. Bandrauk
    • 1
  • Stephen C. Wallace
    • 2
  1. 1.Université de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada
  2. 2.University of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6484-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3364-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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