© 2004

Ultrafast Optics IV

Selected Contributions to the 4th International Conference on Ultrafast Optics, Vienna, Austria

  • Ferenc Krausz
  • Georg Korn
  • Paul Corkum
  • Ian A. Walmsley

Part of the Springer Series in OPTICAL SCIENCES book series (SSOS, volume 95)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Generation of Femtosecond Laser Pulses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. Sibbett, B. Agate, C. T. A. Brown, A. A. Lagatsky, C. G. Leburn, B. Stormont et al.
      Pages 3-21
    3. G. J. Spühler, L. Krainer, S. Lecomte, S. C. Zeller, K. J. Weingarten, R. Paschotta et al.
      Pages 23-36
    4. Philipp Wagenblast, Richard Ell, Uwe Morgner, Felix Grawert, Franz Kärtner
      Pages 55-60
    5. C. P. Hauri, M. Bruck, W. Kornelis, J. Biegert, U. Keller
      Pages 75-79
    6. József Seres, Enikö Seres, Christian Spielmann, Ferenc Krausz
      Pages 81-85
    7. Hideyuki Takada, Masayuki Kakehata, Kenji Torizuka
      Pages 87-90
    8. J. Biegert, B. Schenkel, U. Keller, C. Vozzi, M. Nisoli, G. Sansone et al.
      Pages 91-96
    9. Keisaku Yamane, Zhigang Zhang, Akira Suguro, Kazuhiko Oka, Ryuji Morita, Mikio Yamashita
      Pages 97-102
  3. Measurement and Shaping of Femtosecond Pulses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. T. Brixner, C. Dietl, G. Krampert, P. Niklaus, E. Papastathopoulos, T. Pfeifer et al.
      Pages 119-128
    3. Selçuk Aktürk, Mark Kimmel, Patrick O’Shea, Rick Trebino
      Pages 129-134
    4. Qiang Cao, Aparna P. Shreenath, Stephan Link, Xun Gu, Jing-yuan Zhang, Erik Zeek et al.
      Pages 135-141
    5. Vladislav S. Yakovlev, Armin Scrinzi
      Pages 143-148

About this book


The papers in this volume cover the major areas of research activity in the field of ultrafast optics at the present time, and they have been selected to provide an overview of the current state of the art. The purview of the field is the methods for the generation, amplification, and characterization of electromagnetic pulses with durations from the pieo-to the attosecond range, as well as the technical issues surrounding the application of these pulses in physics, chemistry, and biology. The contributions were solicited from the participants in the Ultrafast Optics IV Conference, held in Vienna, Austria, in June 2003. The purpose of the conference is similar to that of this book: to provide a forum for the latest advances in ultrafast optical technology. Ultrafast light sources provide a means to observe and manipulate events on the scale of atomic and molecular dynamics. This is possible either through appropriate shaping of the time-dependent electrie field, or through the ap­ plication of fields whose strength is comparable to the binding forces of the electrons in atoms and molecules. Recent advances discussed here include the generation of pulses shorter than two optical cycles, and the ability to measure and to shape them in all degrees of freedom with unprecedented 2 21 2 precision, and to amplify them to the Zettawatt/cm (10 W /cm ) range.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ferenc Krausz
    • 1
  • Georg Korn
    • 2
  • Paul Corkum
    • 3
  • Ian A. Walmsley
    • 4
  1. 1.Photonics InstituteVienna Institute of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.MedizintechnikKatana Technologies GmbHKleinmachnowGermany
  3. 3.Steacie Institute for Molecular SciencesNational Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada
  4. 4.The Institute of OpticsUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ultrafast Optics IV
  • Book Subtitle Selected Contributions to the 4th International Conference on Ultrafast Optics, Vienna, Austria
  • Editors Ferenc Krausz
    Georg Korn
    Paul Corkum
    Ian A Walmsley
  • Series Title Springer Series in OPTICAL SCIENCES
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-40091-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-9584-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-34756-1
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 496
  • Number of Illustrations 281 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
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