Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science VIII

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Kaoru Yamanouchi, Mauro Nisoli, Wendell T. Hill, III
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 7, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 204 pages
The PUILS series delivers up-to-date reviews of progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science, a newly emerging interdisciplinary research field spanning atomic and molecular physics, molecular science and optical science which has been stimulated by the recent developments in ultrafast laser technologies. Each volume compiles peer-reviewed articles authored by researchers at the forefront of each their own subfields of UILS. Every chapter opens with an overview of the topics to be discussed, so that researchers unfamiliar to the subfield as well as graduate students can grasp the importance and attractions of the research topic at hand. These are followed by reports of cutting-edge discoveries. This eighth volume covers a broad range of topics from this interdisciplinary research field, focusing on molecules interacting with ultrashort and intense laser fields, advanced technologies for the characterization of ultrashort laser pulses and their applications, laser plasma formation and laser acceleration.

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1 Probing Electron Dynamics in Simple Molecules with Attosecond Pulses
2 Enhanced Ionization of Molecules in Intense Laser Fields
3 Ultrafast Optical Gating by Molecular Alignment
4 Experiments in Population Trapping in Atoms and Molecules by an Intense Short Laser Pulse
5 TwoXUVPhoton Processes A Key Instrument in Attosecond Pulse Metrology and Time Domain Applications
6 Controlling the Motion of Electronic Wavepackets Using CycleSculpted TwoColor Laser Fields
7 Characterization of Femtosecond Laser FilamentInduced Plasma and Its Application to Atmospheric Sensing
8 Cascaded Laser Wakefield Acceleration Scheme for Monoenergetic HighEnergy Electron Beam Generation
9 Laser Radiation Pressure Accelerator for QuasiMonoenergetic Proton Generation and Its Medical Implications

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