"Ultrashort Laser Pulses" aims to provide an up-to-date review of the state of the art in different generation processes for ultrashort laser pulses. In addition, extensive applications in a wide range of fields - in physics, engineering, chemistry, and biology - are discussed: the generation of picosecond and femtosecond laser pulses; nonlinear wave interactions; new investigations in solid-state physics; recent progress in optoelectronics; advances in coherent material excitations; ultrafast vibrational lifetimes and energy redistribution in liquids; new observations of chemical reactions in the liquid state; the primary processes of important biological systems. This book should be useful for scientists and engineers who want to know what is going on in this rapidly advancing field. It should also interest graduate students and others who seek an introduction to laser pulses.
Generation of ultrashort optical pulses.- Optical nonlinearities with ultrashort pulses.- Ultrashort interactions in solids.- Ultrafast Optoelectronics.- Ultrafast coherent spectroscopy.- Ultrashort intramolecular and intermolecular vibrational energy transfer of polyatomic molecules in liquids.- Ultrafast chemical reactions in the liquid state.- Biological processes studied by ultrafast laser techniques.- Addendum A: Generation of ultrashort optical pulses.- Addendum B: Optical nonlinearities with ultrashort pulses.- Addendum C: Ultrashort interactions in solids.- Addendum D: Ultrafast optoelectronics.- Addendum E: Ultrafast coherent spectroscopy.- Addendum F: Ultrashort intramolecular and intermolecular vibrational energy transfer of polyatomic molecules in liquids.- Addendum G: Ultrafast chemical reactions in the liquid state.- Addendum H: Biological processes studied by ultrafast laser techniques, an update of chapter 9.
Series: Topics in Applied Physics
Number Of Pages: 494
Published: June 1993
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised