Theoretical Femtosecond Physics: Atoms and Molecules in Strong Laser Fields - Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics 48 (Paperback)
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Theoretical Femtosecond Physics: Atoms and Molecules in Strong Laser Fields - Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics 48 (Paperback)

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The development of modern pulsed lasers with power densities larger than 16 ?2 10 Wcm and with very short pulse duration in the femtosecond regime enables experimentalists to study elementary processes such as chemical - actions and excitation mechanisms in di?erent areas in physics in the time domain. In parallel to the experimental investigations, analytical and num- ical studies of laser-driven atoms and molecules with a limited number of degrees of freedom are performed. These theoretical investigations have led to the prediction and/or the explanation of a large variety of partly count- intuitivephenomena. Amongthosearethegenerationofhighharmonicsusing laser-excitedatomsormolecules,theionizationofatomsabovethecontinuum threshold, the stabilization of atoms against ionization in very strong ?elds, counter-intuitive pulse sequences to selectively populate vibrational states in moleculesand,lastbutnotleast,thecontrolofchemicalreactionsbyspecially tailored laser pulses. This book originated from a course, that I have been giving on a regular basis since 2000 for advanced undergraduate and graduate students at Te- nische Universit. at Dresden. It o?ers a theoretically oriented approach to the ? eld of laser-driven atomic and molecular systems and requires some kno- edge of basic classical and quantum mechanics courses as well as of classical electrodynamics. The book has two introductory chapters in Part I that pave the way for the applications in Part II. Part I and also Chap. 3 of Part II contain of textbook knowledge that is needed to understand the rest of the book. The material presented in the last two chapters is close to the recent l- erature.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783642096723
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 12 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008


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"It deals with the basics of femtosecond physics and goes ... with new phenomena and applications. ... the book presents an introduction to laser physics with mode-locking and pulsed laser operation. ... the solution of the time-dependent Schroedinger equation is discussed both analytically and numerically. ... In conclusion, it is a strong book in which the table of contents for this modern research field has been selected very carefully and the topics are treated adequately." (Wim Joosen, Belgian Physical Society Magazine, Issue 2, June, 2009)

"Theoretical Femtosecond Physics: Atoms and Molecules in Strong Laser Fields fills an important need for a thorough introduction of the theory behind the high-field laser physics phenomena on which this emerging research field is based. ... I highly recommend Grossmann's book to anyone interested in entering this rapidly developing field." (Franz X. Kartner, Physics Today, November, 2009)

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