Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Control of Electronic Processes with Strong Laser Fields

  3. Attosecond Pulses for Inducing and Probing Electronic Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Victor Despré, Alexandre Marciniak, Thomas Barillot, Vincent Loriot, Arnaud Rouzée, Marc. J. J. Vrakking et al.
      Pages 125-141
    3. Francesca Calegari, Jason Greenwood, Candong Liu, Matteo Lucchini, Maurizio Reduzzi, Giuseppe Sansone et al.
      Pages 143-160
    4. J. Marcus Dahlström, Morgane Vacher, Alfred Maquet, Jérémie Caillat, Stefan Haessler
      Pages 177-202
  4. Surfaces, Nanostructures and Solids in Strong Laser Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Péter Dombi
      Pages 205-231
    3. L. Wimmer, M. Sivis, G. Herink, S. V. Yalunin, K. E. Echternkamp, C. Ropers
      Pages 233-258
    4. Vladislav S. Yakovlev, Stanislav Yu. Kruchinin, Tim Paasch-Colberg, Mark I. Stockman, Ferenc Krausz
      Pages 295-315
  5. Atoms and Molecules Driven and Probed by Intense X-Ray Pulses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Maria Krikunova, Nicusor Timneanu, Jakob Andreasson
      Pages 319-339
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 373-379

About this book


This book documents the recent vivid developments in the research field of ultrashort intense light pulses for probing and controlling ultrafast dynamics. The recent fascinating results in studying and controlling ultrafast dynamics in ever more complicated systems such as (bio-)molecules and structures of meso- to macroscopic sizes on ever shorter time-scales are presented. The book is written by some of the most eminent experimental and theoretical experts in the field. It covers the new groundbreaking research directions that were opened by the availability of new light sources such as fully controlled intense laser fields with durations down to a single oscillation cycle, short-wavelength laser-driven attosecond pulses and intense X-ray pulses from the upcoming free electron lasers. These light sources allowed the investigation of dynamics in atoms, molecules, clusters, on surfaces and very recently also in nanostructures and solids in new regimes of parameters which, in turn, led to the identification of completely new dynamics and methods for controlling it. Example topics covered by this book include the study of ultrafast processes in large molecules using attosecond pulses, control of ultrafast electron dynamics in solids with shaped femtosecond laser pulses, light-driven ultrafast plasmonic processes on surfaces and in nanostructures as well as research on atomic and molecular systems under intense X-ray radiation. This book is equally helpful for people who would like to step into this field (e.g. young researchers), for whom it provides a broad introduction, as well as for already experienced researchers who may enjoy the exhaustive discussion that covers the research on essentially all currently studied objects and with all available ultrafast pulse sources.


Atomic excitation and kinematics Atomic photoabsorption by intense lasers Attosecond electron spectroscopy Attosecond laser and X-ray science Laser-driven dynamics in solids Measurement of ultrafast dynamics Shaped femtosecond laser pulses Strong field ionization of molecules Ultrafast nanoplasmonic photoemission XUV attosecond photoionization

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Kitzler
    • 1
  • Stefanie Gräfe
    • 2
  1. 1.Photonics InstituteVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute for Physical ChemistryUniversity of JenaJenaGermany

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