Extreme Photonics & Applications

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Trevor Hall, Sergey V. Gaponenko
Springer, Nov 24, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 250 pages

"Extreme Photonics & Applications" arises from the 2008 NATO Advanced Study Institute in Laser Control & Monitoring in New Materials, Biomedicine, Environment, Security and Defense. Leading experts in the manipulation of light offered by recent advances in laser physics and nanoscience were invited to give lectures in their fields of expertise and participate in discussions on current research, applications and new directions. The sum of their contributions to this book is a primer for the state of scientific knowledge and the issues within the subject of photonics taken to the extreme frontiers: molding light at the ultra-finest scales, which represents the beginning of the end to limitations in optical science for the benefit of 21st Century technological societies.

Laser light is an exquisite tool for physical and chemical research. Physicists have recently developed pulsed lasers with such short durations that one laser shot takes the time of one molecular vibration or one electron rotation in an atom, which makes it possible to observe their internal electronic structure, thereby enabling the study of physical processes and new chemical reactions.

In parallel, advances in micro- and nano-structured photonic materials allow the precise manipulation of light on its natural scale of a wavelength. Photonic crystals, plasmons and related metamaterials - composed of subwavelength nanostructures - permit the manipulation of their dispersive properties and have allowed the experimental confirmation of bizarre new effects such as slow light and negative refraction.

These advances open a vista on a new era in which it is possible to build lasers and engineer materials to control and use photons as precisely as it is already possible to do with electrons.

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Contents

Ultrashort Laser Pulse Generation
1
Ultrashort pulse source in the midIR
11
From Rydberg Molecules
19
Coherent Control for Molecular Ultrafast Spectroscopy 37
36
From Fundamentals
39
Enhancement of vibrational coherence and population transfer
43
Photonic Integration Enables SingleBeam Nonlinear Spectroscopy
57
Characterization compression and shaping of broadband pulses
63
Conclusions
119
Hydrodynamic process 130 4 1 Shock wave formation 130 4 2 Shock wave expansion and stopping
130
Conclusions
144
Experimental results 151 4 Comparison between experiment and simulation
154
Symmetry and the Local Field Response in Photonic Crystals
161
Expressing polarization singularities with group theory
181
Introduction
194
Slow Light Propagation and DisorderInduced Localization in Photonic
208

Summary 33
71
FAST CARS for rapid identification of chemical
84
Use of Ketoprofenate and Xanthonate Photocages for Antiviral
95
Theoretical
106
Density of states effects on emission and scattering of photons
113
Subwavelength structures in silicon waveguides
229
Silicon photonic biological sensors
238
Index
247
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