Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena

Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena

Fundamentals, Techniques, and Applications on a Femtosecond Time Scale

2nd Edition - September 21, 2006

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  • Authors: Jean-Claude Diels, Wolfgang Rudolph
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780122154935
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080466408

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Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena, Second Edition serves as an introduction to the phenomena of ultra short laser pulses and describes how this technology can be used to examine problems in areas such as electromagnetism, optics, and quantum mechanics. Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena combines theoretical backgrounds and experimental techniques and will serve as a manual on designing and constructing femtosecond ("faster than electronics") systems or experiments from scratch. Beyond the simple optical system, the various sources of ultrashort pulses are presented, again with emphasis on the basic concepts and how they apply to the design of particular sources (dye lasers, solid state lasers, semiconductor lasers, fiber lasers, and sources based on frequency conversion).

Key Features

  • Provides an easy to follow guide through "faster than electronics" probing and detection methods
  • THE manual on designing and constructing femtosecond systems and experiments
  • Discusses essential technology for applications in micro-machining, femtochemistry, and medical imaging


Experimental researchers in physics, engineering, biology and chemistry; graduate students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Fundamentals
    2. Femtosecond Optics
    3. Light-Matter Interaction
    4. Coherent Phenomena
    5. Ultrashort Sources
    6. Amplifiers
    7. Pulse Shaping
    8. Pulse Diagnostics
    9. Measurement Techniques of Fs Spectroscopy
    10. Examples of Ultrafast Processes in Matter
    11. Generation of Extreme Wavelengths
    12. Miscellaneous Applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 680
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: September 21, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780122154935
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080466408

About the Authors

Jean-Claude Diels

Affiliations and Expertise

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Wolfgang Rudolph

Affiliations and Expertise

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA

About the Editors

Paul Liao

Affiliations and Expertise

Bell Communications Research Inc.

Paul Kelley

Affiliations and Expertise

Kaminow Lightwave Technologies

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