© 2009

Strong Field Laser Physics

  • Thomas Brabec
  • Presents an up-to-date introduction to high-intensity lasers and modern applications.

  • Covers a broad range of applications: AMO, plasma physics, condensed matter physics, ultrashort spectroscopy, high-energy and nuclear physics


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 134)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. High-Intensity Laser Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sandro De Silvestri, Mauro Nisoli, Giuseppe Sansone, Salvatore Stagira, Caterina Vozzi, Orazio Svelto
      Pages 3-15
    3. Gilles Chériaux
      Pages 17-34
    4. Steven T. Cundiff, Ferenc Krausz, Takao Fuji
      Pages 61-89
    5. J. Feldhaus, B. Sonntag
      Pages 91-107
  3. Laser–Matter Interaction – Nonrelativistic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Kenneth J. Schafer
      Pages 111-145
    3. Hiromichi Niikura, V.R. Bhardwaj, F. Légaré, I.V. Litvinyuk, P.W. Dooley, D.M. Rayner et al.
      Pages 185-208
    4. J.P. Marangos, S. Baker, J.S. Robinson, R. Torres, J.W.G. Tisch, C.C. Chirila et al.
      Pages 209-224
    5. Lora Ramunno, Thomas Brabec, Vladimir Krainov
      Pages 225-241
    6. Matthias Lenzner, Wolfgang Rudolph
      Pages 243-257
  4. Laser-Driven X-ray Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Pascal Salières, Ivan Christov
      Pages 261-280
    3. Armin Scrinzi, Harm Geert Muller
      Pages 281-300
    4. Alexander Tarasevitch, Clemens Wünsche, Dietrich von der Linde
      Pages 301-319
    5. P. V. Nickles, K.A. Janulewicz, W. Sandner
      Pages 321-378

About this book


Since the invention of the laser in the 1960s, people have strived to reach higher intensities and shorter pulse durations. High intensities and ultrashort pulse durations are intimately related. Recent developments have shown that high intensity lasers also open the way to realize pulses with the shortest durations to date, giving birth to the field of attosecond science (1 asec = 10-18s). This book is about high-intensity lasers and their applications. The goal is to give an up to date introduction to the technology behind these laser systems and to the broad range of intense laser applications. These applications include AMO (atomic molecular and optical) physics, x-ray science, attosecond science, plasma physics and particle acceleration, condensed matter science and laser micromachining, and finally even high-energy physics.


Intense laser field physics Laser-matter interaction Plasma attosecond science tools cluster collision heavy ion laser laser micromachining laser physics laser technology molecule nuclear physics plasma physics strong field lasers

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Brabec
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

About the editors

T. Brabec has been working for nearly 20 years in the areas of nonlinear optics, ultrafast spectroscopy, attosecond science, intense laser field physics, and quantum dynamics. He has (co-)authored about 100 publications.

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