Graduate Texts in Physics

Hot Matter from High-Power Lasers

Fundamentals and Phenomena

Authors: Mulser, Peter

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This book offers an introduction to the booming field of high-power laser-matter interaction. It covers the heating of matter to super-high temperatures and pressures, novel schemes of fast particle acceleration, matter far from thermal equilibrium, stimulated radiation scattering, relativistic optics, strong field QED, as well as relevant applications, such as extreme states of matter, controlled fusion, and novel radiation sources. All models and methods considered are introduced as they arise and illustrated by relevant examples. Each chapter contains a selection of problems to test the reader's understanding, to apply the models under discussion to relevant situations and to discover their limits of validity. The carefully chosen illustrations greatly facilitate the visualization of physical processes as well as presenting detailed numerical results.
A list of useful formulas and tables are provided as a guide to quantifying results from experiments and numerical simulations. Each chapter ends with a description of the state of the art and the current research frontiers.

About the authors

Peter Mulser, born in Völs-Fiè, (Bolzano), Italy, studied physics at the University of Pisa, at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, and at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, where he gained his diploma. He received his PhD in physics from the Technical University of Munich. In 1981, following research fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching and at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, he became a full Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Technical University of Darmstadt.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hot Matter from High-Power Lasers
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Phenomena
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-61181-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-61181-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-61179-1
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 735
Number of Illustrations
136 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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