Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics

Ultrafast Dynamics Driven by Intense Light Pulses

From Atoms to Solids, from Lasers to Intense X-rays

Editors: Kitzler, Markus, Gräfe, Stefanie (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art of research on femto- and attosecond dynamical processes
  • Covers applications of ultrafast lasers to the study of physical systems, in particular atomic and molecular systems
  • Presents amongst others few-cycle light-field controlled laser pulses over attosecond table-top XUV/X-ray sources to intense X-ray pulses from free-electron lasers
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About this book

This book documents the recent vivid developments in the research field of ultrashort intense light pulses for probing and controlling ultrafast dynamics. The recent fascinating results in studying and controlling ultrafast dynamics in ever more complicated systems such as (bio-)molecules and structures of meso- to macroscopic sizes on ever shorter time-scales are presented. The book is written by some of the most eminent experimental and theoretical experts in the field. It covers the new groundbreaking research directions that were opened by the availability of new light sources such as fully controlled intense laser fields with durations down to a single oscillation cycle, short-wavelength laser-driven attosecond pulses and intense X-ray pulses from the upcoming free electron lasers. These light sources allowed the investigation of dynamics in atoms, molecules, clusters, on surfaces and very recently also in nanostructures and solids in new regimes of parameters which, in turn, led to the identification of completely new dynamics and methods for controlling it. Example topics covered by this book include the study of ultrafast processes in large molecules using attosecond pulses, control of ultrafast electron dynamics in solids with shaped femtosecond laser pulses, light-driven ultrafast plasmonic processes on surfaces and in nanostructures as well as research on atomic and molecular systems under intense X-ray radiation. This book is equally helpful for people who would like to step into this field (e.g. young researchers), for whom it provides a broad introduction, as well as for already experienced researchers who may enjoy the exhaustive discussion that covers the research on essentially all currently studied objects and with all available ultrafast pulse sources.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Strong-Field Induced Atomic Excitation and Kinematics

    Eichmann, U.

    Pages 3-25

  • Few-Cycle-Laser-Pulse Induced and Assisted Processes in Atoms, Molecules, and Nanostructures

    Milošević, Dejan B.

    Pages 27-47

  • Angular Streaking for Strong Field Ionization of Molecules—Attosecond Physics Without Attosecond Pulses

    Wu, Jian (et al.)

    Pages 49-61

  • Control of Ultrafast Electron Dynamics with Shaped Femtosecond Laser Pulses: From Atoms to Solids

    Wollenhaupt, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 63-122

  • XUV Attosecond Photoionization and Related Ultrafast Processes in Diatomic and Large Molecules

    Despré, Victor (et al.)

    Pages 125-141

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Hardcover $179.99
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Softcover $149.99
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37356-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ultrafast Dynamics Driven by Intense Light Pulses
Book Subtitle
From Atoms to Solids, from Lasers to Intense X-rays
Editors
  • Markus Kitzler
  • Stefanie Gräfe
Series Title
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Series Volume
86
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20173-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20173-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20172-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37356-0
Series ISSN
1615-5653
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 379
Number of Illustrations and Tables
72 b/w illustrations, 87 illustrations in colour
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