© 2007

Analysis and Control of Ultrafast Photoinduced Reactions

  • Oliver Kühn
  • Ludger Wöste

Part of the Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 87)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Joshua Jortner
    Pages 1-23
  3. Albrecht Lindinger, Vlasta BonaČić-Koutecký, Roland Mitrić, David Tannor, Christiane P. Koch, Volker Engel et al.
    Pages 25-152
  4. Vlasta Bonačić-Koutecký, Brina Brauer, Florian Burmeister, Wolfgang Eberhardt, R. Benny Gerber, Leticia González et al.
    Pages 153-256
  5. Matias Bargheer, Alexander Borowski, Arik Cohen, Mizuho Fushitani, R. Benny Gerber, Markus Gühr et al.
    Pages 257-385
  6. Christian Frischkorn, Martin Wolf, Ulrich Höfer, Jens Güdde, Peter Saalfrank, Mathias Nest et al.
    Pages 387-484
  7. Claus Peter Schulz, Tobias Burnus, Alberto Castro, E.K.U. Gross, Andreas Heidenreich, Ingolf V. Hertel1 et al.
    Pages 485-617
  8. Erik T.J. Nibbering, Jens Dreyer, Oliver Kühn, Jens Bredenbeck, Peter Hamm, Thomas Elsaesser
    Pages 619-687
  9. Alexander L. Dobryakov, Nikolaus P. Ernsting, Wojciech Gawelda, Christian Bressler, Majed Chergui
    Pages 689-731
  10. Henk Fidder, Karsten Heyne, Selma Schenkl, Frank van Mourik, Gert van der Zwan, Stefan Haacke et al.
    Pages 733-828
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 829-841

About this book


 The present monograph summarizes, in a comprehensive way, several years of joint experimental and theoretical frontier research on ultrafast laser-induced molecular dynamics and its control. Emphasis is set on the characterization of the nuclear dynamics within molecular systems in various environments (gas phase, surfaces, solids, solution, strong fields) triggered by optical excitations spanning from the infrared to the ultraviolet. Building on the converged analysis between experiment and theory, control of chemical reactions is established by means of optimally shaped laser pulses. This paves the road toward new applications and future challenges in this rapidly developing research field.


Photochemistry chemical reaction cluster laser molecule optical excitations ultrafast photochemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Oliver Kühn
    • 1
  • Ludger Wöste
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut f. Chemie und BiochemieFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institut für ExperimentalphysikFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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