This book provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to the physics of molecules and clusters in intense laser fields. It covers both theoretical and experimental aspects of the subject, and presents new research in the area of clusters in intense laser fields. Topics covered include coherent control, diatomic and polyatomic molecules, and femtosecond pulse production and diagnostics. Written by leading researchers in the field, this book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in atomic, molecular and optical physics. It will also be suitable as a reference text for advanced physics courses.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 15 mm
Review of the hardback: '... an excellent introduction to laser-matter interactions and will serve as a useful reference book for both students and researchers alike. what sets the book apart from previous publications is that it deals with the relatively new area of clusters interacting with intense laser pulses.' D. Dundas, Contemporary Physics
"This book presents an interesting introduction to advances in ultrafast and ultrashort pulse lasers and the effects of intense laser fields on molecules and clusters...The book is well edited and covers up-to-date experimental and theoretical research in the area of intense laser fields." Optics & Photonics News