Picosecond Phenomena II

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Picosecond Phenomena Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, June 18–20, 1980

  • Charles V. Shank
  • Robin Hochstrasser
  • Wolfgang Kaiser
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Advances in the Generation of Picosecond Pulses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. T. Gaffney, D. Magde
      Pages 17-20
    3. E. P. Ippen, D. J. Eilenberger, R. W. Dixon
      Pages 21-25
    4. P. L. Liu, Chinlon Lin, T. C. Damen, D. J. Eilenberger
      Pages 30-33
    5. T. L. Koch, D. P. Wilt, A. Yariv
      Pages 34-37
    6. T. C. Damen, M. A. Duguay, J. M. Wiesenfeld, J. Stone, C. A. Burrus
      Pages 38-40
    7. S. R. Rotman, C. B. Roxlo, D. Bebelaar, T. K. Yee, M. M. Salour
      Pages 50-53
    8. A. Migus, J. L. Martin, R. Astier, A. Orszag
      Pages 59-63
    9. M. D. J. Burgess, G. D. Enright, R. Fedosejevs, M. C. Richardson
      Pages 64-68
  3. Advances in Optoelectronics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. D. H. Auston, P. R. Smith, A. M. Johnson, W. M. Augustiniak, J. C. Bean, D. B. Fraser
      Pages 71-74
    3. R. Moyer, P. Agmon, T. L. Koch, A. Yariv
      Pages 84-87
    4. Chi H. Lee, P. S. Mak, A. P. DeFonzo
      Pages 88-92
  4. Picosecond Studies of Molecular Motion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. G. S. Beddard, G. R. Fleming, D. B. McDonald, G. Porter, D. Waldeck, M. Westby
      Pages 101-105
    3. K. G. Spears, K. M. Steinmetz-Bauer, T. H. Gray
      Pages 106-110
    4. R. J. Seymour, P. Y. Lu, R. R. Alfano
      Pages 111-114
    5. D. E. Cooper, J. D. Litster
      Pages 115-118
    6. J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, A. Antonetti, A. Orszag
      Pages 123-127
  5. Picosecond Relaxation Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. G. W. Robinson, R. A. Auerbach
      Pages 156-162
    3. J. Langelaar, D. Bebelaar, M. W. Leeuw, J. J. F. Ramaekers, R. P. H. Rettschnick
      Pages 171-174
  6. Picosecond Chemical Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. G. A. Kenney-Wallace, L. A. Hunt, K. L. Sala
      Pages 203-211
    3. K. B. Eisenthal, M. K. Crawford, C. Dupuy, W. Hetherington, G. Korenowski, M. J. McAuliffe et al.
      Pages 220-226

About these proceedings


The second international conference on the subject of Picosecond Phenomena was held June 18-20, 1980, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Scientists from a broad range of disciplines were brought together to discuss their common interest in ultrafast processes. This meeting was organized as a Topical Meeting of the Optical Society of America and was attended by 250 partici­ pants. The conference reviewed the latest advances in the experimental and theo­ retical understanding of phenomena that occur on a picosecond timescale. New discoveries in electronics, chemical dynamics, solid state physics, and pico­ second optics highlighted the interactions between chemists, physicists, biologists,and engineers who attended the conference. The enthusia~m gener­ ated by the rapid progress in the last two years and the pleasant Cape Cod weather resulted in a successful and enjoyable conference. The conference owes a special thanks to Dr. Jarus Quinn, Joan Connon, and their colleagues at the Optical Society of America for doing a superb job in implementing the meeting arrangements and to the program committee for the selection and organization of the technical presentations. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, the u.S. Army Research Office, and the AFOSR.


Absorption Dispersion Modulator Raman spectroscopy crystal electronics interference laser optics optoelectronics polarization scattering semiconductor spectroscopy thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles V. Shank
    • 1
  • Robin Hochstrasser
    • 2
  • Wolfgang Kaiser
    • 3
  1. 1.Bell LaboratoriesHolmdelUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Technische Universität MünchenMünchenFed. Rep. of Germany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-87863-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87861-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6218
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