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Ultrafast Optics IV : Selected Contributions to the 4th International Conference on Ultrafast Optics, Vienna, Austria - Ferenc Krausz

Ultrafast Optics IV

Selected Contributions to the 4th International Conference on Ultrafast Optics, Vienna, Austria

By: Ferenc Krausz (Editor), Georg Korn (Editor), Paul B. Corkum (Editor), Ian A. Walmsley (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780387400914
Number Of Pages: 496

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The papers in this volume cover the major areas of research activity in the field of ultrafast optics at the present time, and they have been selected to provide an overview of the current state of the art. The purview of the field is the methods for the generation, amplification, and characterization of electromagnetic pulses with durations from the pieo-to the attosecond range, as well as the technical issues surrounding the application of these pulses in physics, chemistry, and biology. The contributions were solicited from the participants in the Ultrafast Optics IV Conference, held in Vienna, Austria, in June 2003. The purpose of the conference is similar to that of this book: to provide a forum for the latest advances in ultrafast optical technology. Ultrafast light sources provide a means to observe and manipulate events on the scale of atomic and molecular dynamics. This is possible either through appropriate shaping of the time-dependent electrie field, or through the apĀ­ plication of fields whose strength is comparable to the binding forces of the electrons in atoms and molecules. Recent advances discussed here include the generation of pulses shorter than two optical cycles, and the ability to measure and to shape them in all degrees of freedom with unprecedented 2 21 2 precision, and to amplify them to the Zettawatt/cm (10 W /cm ) range.

Compact femtosecond oscillatorsp. 3
Novel 10- to 40-GHz telecom pulse generating sources with high average powerp. 23
Single-cycle optical pulses produced by coherent molecular oscillationsp. 37
A robust new concept for octave-spanning chirped mirrors with minimal dispersion ripplep. 49
10-fs, diode-pumped Cr:LiCAF laserp. 55
Broadband phase-coherent optical frequency synthesis with actively linked Ti:sapphire and Cr:forsterite femtosecond lasersp. 61
Synthesis of optical frequencies and ultrastable femtosecond pulse trains from an optical reference oscillatorp. 69
Generation of 14.8-fs pulses in a spatially dispersive amplifierp. 75
A sub-10-femtosecond terawatt-scale Ti:sapphire laser systemp. 81
Direct generation of 12-fs pulses from a Ti:sapphire chirped-pulse amplification systemp. 87
Generation of 3.8-fs pulses through adaptive cascaded hollow fiber compressionp. 91
Generation and characterization of 3.4-fs optical pulses with over-one-octave bandwidthp. 97
Acousto-optic spectral filtering of femtosecond laser pulsesp. 105
Adaptive femtosecond quantum controlp. 119
Measuring spatial chirp and pulse-front tilt in ultrashort pulses using single-shot FROGp. 129
Measurements of ultracomplex and ultraweak pulses with FROGp. 135
Few-cycle pulse diagnostics using plateau harmonicsp. 143
Carrier-envelope phase stabilization of modelocked lasersp. 151
Frontiers of carrier-envelope stabilization schemes for femtosecond oscillatorsp. 165
Direct locking of the carrier-envelope phase of femtosecond laser pulsesp. 171
Ultrafast-laser stabilization with application to pulse amplification by use of passive optical cavitiesp. 179
Solid-state carrier-envelope phase detectorp. 185
Selection of pulses having a constant carrier-envelope phase from a relatively noisy mode-locked oscillatorp. 191
Carrier envelope phase measurement using a non phase stable laserp. 197
Stabilization and characterization of the carrier-envelope phase in intense few-cycle pulsesp. 203
Measurement of the absolute phase of few-cycle laser pulsesp. 209
Quasi-phase-matching of high harmonic EUV generation at very high ionization levelsp. 217
Enhancement and tuning of high-order harmonic generation using adaptive pulse shapingp. 223
Multilayer EUV optics for applications of ultrashort high harmonic pulsesp. 229
Absolute-phase effects of few-optical-cycle light pulses in single-shot high order harmonic spectrap. 235
Reproducible generation and measurement of isolated sub-fs XUV pulses with phase-controlled few-cycle lightp. 241
Controlling high-harmonic generation via molecular alignmentp. 247
Towards attosecond half-cycle pulsesp. 253
Temporal characterization of attosecond pulsesp. 259
Techniques for temporal characterization of ultrafast XUV radiationp. 271
Characterization of attosecond electromagnetic pulsesp. 285
Characterization of attosecond laser pulses using angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopyp. 293
Isolated attosecond pulse generation in the relativistic [lambda][superscript 3] regime by reflection/deflection/compressionp. 303
Diode-pumped regenerative amplifier front end for the petawatt laser chain at LULIp. 315
The petawatt laser glass chain at LULI : technical issues and first resultsp. 321
High repetition rate femtosecond laser driven hard X-ray source and its application for diffraction experimentsp. 325
Generation, amplitude and phase characterization of 10[superscript 21]W/cm[superscript 2] intensityp. 329
Ultrafast hard x-rays from electron acceleratorsp. 333
Amplification of multikilovolt Xe(L) hollow atom transitions with Xe clusters in confined plasma channelsp. 341
Asymmetric pulse shapes in grating-based CPA compressors and optimal electron acceleration in plasmasp. 349
Progress in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiersp. 357
Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification in periodically-poled KTiOPO[subscript 4] at 1053 nmp. 367
Nonlinear phase-locking of parametric optical processes : the sliding resonance effectp. 373
Low threshold, high repetition frequency, femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on chirped-pulse frequency conversionp. 385
Generation of sub-20 fs tunable visible pulses from a 100 kHz NOPA for measuring ultrafast heterogeneous electron transferp. 393
Broadband sum-frequency mixing for indirect phase control of UV pulses with a sub-20-Fs TW-class Ti:sapphire laser systemp. 399
New generation of photoconductive few-cycle terahertz emittersp. 405
Magnetic-field induced enhancement of THz-radiation from InAs irradiated with 0.8 [mu]m laser up to 27 T and InSb irradiated with 1.56 [mu]m laser up to 5 Tp. 411
Ultrafast electron diffractionp. 419
Some medical and biological applications of ultrafast lasersp. 437
Adaptive control of two-photon excitation of green fluorescent protein with shaped femtosecond pulsesp. 449
Highly efficient second-harmonic nanosource by femtosecond pulse irradiation of a metal tipp. 455
Femtosecond electron optics : towards atomically resolved transition statesp. 461
Application of high-harmonic radiation for EUV interferometry and spectroscopyp. 467
Time-resolved inner shell spectroscopy with Sub-fs EUV pulsesp. 475
A quantum theory of time-resolved auger measurementp. 483
Laser induced nuclear reactionsp. 489
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ISBN: 9780387400914
ISBN-10: 0387400915
Series: Springer Series in Optical Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st May 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.89