© 1984

Ultrafast Phenomena IV

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference Monterey, California, June 11–15, 1984

  • David H. Auston
  • Kenneth B. Eisenthal
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Generation and Measurement Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. F. Mollenauer, R. H. Stolen
      Pages 2-6
    3. A. M. Weiner, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen
      Pages 11-15
    4. B. H. Kolner, D. M. Bloom, J. D. Kafka, T. M. Baer
      Pages 19-22
    5. S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, O. Svelto
      Pages 23-26
    6. M. C. Downer, R. L. Fork, M. Islam
      Pages 27-29
    7. J.-C. Diels, I. C. McMichael, F. Simoni, R. Torti, H. Vanherzeele, W. Dietel et al.
      Pages 30-34
    8. B. C. Johnson, M. Rosenbluh, P. F. Moulton, A. Mooradian
      Pages 35-37
    9. T. S. Luk, H. Egger, W. Müller, H. Pummer, C. K. Rhodes
      Pages 42-45
    10. R. H. Stolen, C. V. Shank, W. J. Tomlinson
      Pages 46-48
    11. A. L. Harris, M. Berg, J. K. Brown, C. B. Harris
      Pages 52-55
    12. G. Szabó, B. Rácz, Zs. Bor, B. Nikolaus, A. Müller
      Pages 60-62
    13. R. C. Sah, D. T. Attwood, A. P. Sabersky
      Pages 63-65

About these proceedings


The motivating idea of the first Topical Meeting on Picosecond Phenomena, which took place at Hilton Head Island in 1978, was to bring together scien­ tists and engineers in a congenial setting who were developing picosecond lasers with those who were applying them to problems in chemistry, physics, electronics, and biology. The field has advanced remarkably in the following six years. This is reflected in the size of the conference which has more than doubled in the past six years and now includes scientists from many countries around the world. As evidenced by the papers in this volume, the appl ication of ultrafast 1 ight pulses continues to grow in new and diverse directions encompassing an increasingly wide range of subject areas. This progress has gone hand-in-hand with the development of new and more precise methods of generating and measuring ultrafast light pulses, which now extend well into the femtosecond time domain. It was this latter advance which was responsible for changing the name of the conference to Ultrafast Phenomena. The 1984 meeting was held at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, Cal ifornia from June 11 to 15 under the sponsorship of the Optical Society of America. A total of 320 registered participants, including 65 students, attended the three and one-half day conference. The overall enthusiasm of the participants, the high quality of the research presented, and ambiance of the setting combined to produce a successful and enjoyable conference.


Absorption Dispersion X-ray continuous wave electronics fluorescence kinetics laser laser diode laser spectroscopy nonlinear optics phase transition scattering semiconductor spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • David H. Auston
    • 1
  • Kenneth B. Eisenthal
    • 2
  1. 1.AT & T Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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