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Graduate Texts in Physics

Theoretical Femtosecond Physics

Atoms and Molecules in Strong Laser Fields

Authors: Grossmann, Frank

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  • Focuses on the interaction of atomic-scale matter with strong and short laser pulses
  • Updated edition with new sections on many-electron atoms and on multi-dimensional spectroscopy
  • Includes 44 exercises with worked-out solutions
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This textbook extends from the basics of femtosecond physics all the way to some of the latest developments in the field. In this updated edition, the chapter on laser-driven atoms is augmented by the discussion of two-electron atoms interacting with strong and short laser pulses, as well as by a review of ATI rings and low energy structures in photo-electron spectra. In the chapter on laser-driven molecules a discussion of 2D infrared spectroscopy is incorporated.

Theoretical investigations of atoms and molecules interacting with pulsed lasers up to atomic field strengths on the order of 10^16 W/cm² are leading to an understanding of many challenging experimental discoveries. The presentation starts with a brief introduction to pulsed laser physics. The basis for the non-perturbative treatment of laser-matter interaction in the book is the time-dependent Schrödinger equation. Its analytical as well as numerical solution are laid out in some detail. The light field is treated classically and different possible gauges for the field-matter interaction are discussed. Physical phenomena, ranging from paradigmatic Rabi-oscillations in two-level systems to the ionization of atoms, the generation of high-order harmonics, the ionization and dissociation of molecules, as well as the control of chemical reactions are presented and discussed on a fundamental level. In this way, the theoretical background for state of the art experiments with strong and short laser pulses is given.

The new text is augmented by several additional exercises and now contains a total of forty-eight problems, whose worked-out solutions are given in the last chapter. In addition, some detailed calculations are performed in the appendices. Furthermore, each chapter ends with references to more specialized literature.

About the authors

Frank Grossmann obtained his diploma in Physics at the University of Stuttgart (1989) and a PhD from the University of Augsburg (1992). After postdoctoral stays in the US (at the University of Washington and at Harvard University (as a Feodor Lynen fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation), as well as at the University of Notre Dame) the habilitation and the “venia legendi” were obtained at the University of Freiburg (Germany) in 1998. At his present institution, Technische Universität Dresden, the “venia legendi” was granted in 2000. Up to the present date he is working in teaching as well as in research at the “Institut für Theoretische Physik” in the “Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics” group. Several research stays led to the Weizmann Institute (Israel), ITAMP (Cambridge, USA), Kyoto University (Japan), as well as Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theoretical Femtosecond Physics
Book Subtitle
Atoms and Molecules in Strong Laser Fields
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74542-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74542-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74541-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09016-6
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVIII, 318
Number of Illustrations
81 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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