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Short Pulse Laser Interactions With Matter : An Introduction - Paul Gibbon

Short Pulse Laser Interactions With Matter

An Introduction

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2005
ISBN: 9781860941351
Number Of Pages: 328

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This book represents the first comprehensive treatment of the subject, covering the theoretical principles, present experimental status and important applications of short-pulse laser-matter interactions.Femtosecond lasers have undergone dramatic technological advances over the last fifteen years, generating a whole host of new research activities under the theme of "ultrafast science". The focused light from these devices is so intense that ordinary matter is torn apart within a few laser cycles. This book takes a close-up look at the exotic physical phenomena which arise as a result of this new form of "light-matter" interaction, covering a diverse set of topics including multiphoton ionization, rapid heatwaves, fast particle generation and relativistic self-channeling. These processes are central to a number of exciting new applications in other fields, such as microholography, optical particle accelerators and photonuclear physics.Repository for numerical models described in Chapter 6 can be found at www.fz-juelich.de/zam/cams/plasma/SPLIM/.

Introduction : historical backgroundp. 1
Interaction with single atomsp. 17
Interaction with single electronsp. 31
Laser propagation in underdense plasmasp. 55
Interaction with solids : overdense plasmasp. 127
Numerical simulation of short pulse laser interactionsp. 215
Applications of short-pulse laser-matter interactionsp. 243
Slowly varying envelope approximation
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ISBN: 9781860941351
ISBN-10: 1860941354
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st May 2005
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61