Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science II by See Leang Chin

Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science II

bySee Leang ChinEditorPierre Agostini, Gaetano Ferrante

Paperback | November 22, 2010

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The world is ?lled with light, and, no doubt, we have developed our idea of nature by "seeing" matters, that is, by irradiating matters with light. When increasing the intensity of light, we realized recently that a variety of new and hitherto unimaginable phenomena emerge. In rapid succession, abo- threshold ionization, Coulomb explosion, selective chemical bond breaking, high-order harmonic generation into deep XUV, generation of short-pulsed ?18 X ray, ?lamentation, and light-pulse shortening into the attosecond (10 s) time domain have been reported. Light has gained a new function which is to change the character of matter itself and the consequences have triggered a lot of enthusiasm, discussions and collaborations among the researchers. A series of annual meetings, "International Symposium on Ultrafast - tense Laser Science" (http://www.isuils.jp), with which this new Springer sub-series collaborates, was designed to stimulate further interdisciplinary interactions at the forefront of research aiming at expanding the frontiers of the ?eld. The ?rst ISUILS was held in Tokyo in 2002, featuring the issue of control of molecules in intense laser ?elds, and the second ISUILS was held the next year in Quebec City. From this ISUILS2, we started honoring distinguished researchers who have contributed to the establishment of the basis of this new research ?eld. Prof. Hiroshi Takuma (Tokyo) and Prof. G- ard Mainfray (Saclay) served as Honorary Co-chairs at ISUILS2, and Prof. Leonid Keldysh (Moscow) and Prof. Orazio Svelto (Milano) at ISUILS3 held in Palermo in 2004.
Title:Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science IIFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:372 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 1.73 inShipping dimensions:372 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 1.73 inPublished:November 22, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642072410

ISBN - 13:9783642072413

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Table of Contents

Coulomb Explosion Imaging of Molecular Dynamics in Intense Laser Fields.- Intact Molecular Ion Formation of Some Organic Molecules by Femtosecond Lasers.- Ultrafast Electron Dynamics.- S-Matrix Theory of Nonsequential Double Ionization.- Laser Control of Chemical Dynamics. I. Control of Electronic Transitions by Quadratic Chirping.- Laser Control of Chemical Dynamics. II. Control of Wavepacket Motion.- Pulse Shaping Technology of Intense Femtosecond Laser Pulses for Molecule Control.- Control of High Harmonic Generation Processes Using Chirped and Self-Guided Femtosecond Laser Pulses.- Focusing Intense High-Order Harmonics to a Micron Spot Size.- Application of X-Ray Spectroscopy to the Study of Energy Transport in Plasma Produced by an Ultrahigh-Intensity Laser.- Collimated and Ultrafast X-Ray Beams from Laser-Plasma Interactions.- Investigations of Relativistic Laser Plasma from Micron-Sized Ar Clusters.- Full Vectorial, Intense Ultrashort Pulse Propagators: Derivation and Applications.- Some Properties of Femtosecond Laser Filamentation Relevant to Atmospheric Applications Part I. The Robustness of Filamentation.- Some Properties of Femtosecond Laser Filamentation Relevant to Atmospheric Applications Part II. Large-Scale Filamentation.- Fast Electrons in High-Intensity Laser Interactions with Plasmas.- Ultraintense Electromagnetic Radiation in Plasmas: Part II. Relativistic Electromagnetic Solitons and Laser-Driven Ion Acceleration.