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Attosecond Physics

Attosecond Measurements and Control of Physical Systems

  • Luis Plaja
  • Ricardo Torres
  • Amelle Zaïr
  • Details the latest state of the art of the leading groups in attophysics

  • Presents a view of the present challenges and future potentials in attophysics

  • Explains how to implement attosecond pulse technology

  • Shows rich applications to measurements and control of physical processes

  • Provides an introduction for non-specialists in the field


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 177)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. B. Corkum
      Pages 3-7
  3. Generation, Control and Characterization of Attosecond Pulses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Mette B. Gaarde, Kenneth J. Schafer
      Pages 11-31
    3. Eiji J. Takahashi, Pengfei Lan, Katsumi Midorikawa
      Pages 47-68
    4. F. Calegari, M. Lucchini, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, C. Vozzi, M. Nisoli
      Pages 69-80
    5. Anthony D. DiChiara, Shambhu Ghmire, David A. Reis, Louis F. DiMauro, Pierre Agostini
      Pages 81-98
  4. Attosecond Measurements and Control of Physical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. T. Balciunas, A. J. Verhoef, S. Haessler, A. V. Mitrofanov, G. Fan, E. E. Serebryannikov et al.
      Pages 101-119
    3. Johan Mauritsson, Marcus Dahlström, Kathrin Klünder, Marko Swoboda, Thomas Fordell, Per Johnsson et al.
      Pages 121-134
    4. Claudio Cirelli, Adrian N. Pfeiffer, Mathias Smolarski, Petrissa Eckle, Ursula Keller
      Pages 135-158
    5. D. M. Villeneuve, J. B. Bertrand, P. B. Corkum, N. Dudovich, J. Itatani, J. C. Kieffer et al.
      Pages 159-190
    6. R. Guichard, J. Caillat, S. Haessler, Z. Diveki, T. Ruchon, P. Salières et al.
      Pages 191-206
    7. Andreas Becker, Feng He, Antonio Picón, Camilo Ruiz, Norio Takemoto, Agnieszka Jaroń-Becker
      Pages 207-229
  5. Future Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Ferenc Krausz
      Pages 257-270
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-275

About this book


Attophysics is an emerging field in physics devoted to the study and characterization of matter dynamics in the sub-femtosecond time scale. This book gives coverage of a broad set of selected topics in this field, exciting by their novelty and their potential impact. The book is written review-like. It also includes fundamental chapters as introduction to the field for non-specialist physicists. The book is structured in four sections: basics, attosecond pulse technology, applications to measurements and control of physical processes and future perspectives. It is a valuable reference tool for researchers in the field as well as a concise introduction to non-specialist readers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Luis Plaja
    • 1
  • Ricardo Torres
    • 2
  • Amelle Zaïr
    • 3
  1. 1.Física AplicadaUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Centro de Láseres PulsadosSalamancaSpain
  3. 3.Quantum Optics Laser Science GroupImperial College London Department of PhysicsLondonUnited Kingdom

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