© 2005

Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Principles and Experiments

  • Claude Rullière

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. C. Hirlimann
    Pages 1-23
  3. C. Hirlimann
    Pages 25-56
  4. A. Ducasse, C. Rullière, B. Couillaud
    Pages 57-87
  5. T. Amand, X. Marie
    Pages 125-174
  6. L. Sarger, J. Oberlé
    Pages 195-222
  7. C. Rullière, T. Amand, X. Marie
    Pages 223-281
  8. A. Bonvalet, M. Joffre
    Pages 309-331
  9. T. Amand, V. Blanchet, B. Girard, X. Marie
    Pages 333-394
  10. E. Constant, E. Mével
    Pages 395-422
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 423-426

About this book


This is the second edition of this advanced textbook written for scientists who require further training in femtosecond science. Four years after pub- cation of the ?rst edition, femtosecond science has overcome new challenges and new application ?elds have become mature. It is necessary to take into account these new developments. Two main topics merged during this period that support important scienti?c activities: attosecond pulses are now gen- ated in the X-UV spectral domain, and coherent control of chemical events is now possible by tailoring the shape of femtosecond pulses. To update this advanced textbook, it was necessary to introduce these ?elds; two new ch- ters are in this second edition: “Coherent Control in Atoms, Molecules, and Solids”(Chap.11)and“AttosecondPulses”(Chap.12)withwell-documented references. Some changes, addenda, and new references are introduced in the ?rst edition’s ten original chapters to take into account new developments and updatethisadvancedtextbookwhichistheresultofascienti?cadventurethat started in 1991. At that time, the French Ministry of Education decided that, in view of the growing importance of ultrashort laser pulses for the national scienti?c community, a Femtosecond Centre should be created in France and devoted to the further education of scientists who use femtosecond pulses as a research tool and who are not specialists in lasers or even in optics.


basics laser optics semiconductor spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Claude Rullière
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre de Physique Moleéculaire Optique et Hertzienne (CPMOH)Université Bordeaux 1Talence CedexFrance
  2. 2.Centre d’Etudes Scientifiques et Techniques d’AquitarineCommissariat á l’Energie Aromique (CEA)Le BarpFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Femtosecond Laser Pulses
  • Book Subtitle Principles and Experiments
  • Editors Claude Rulliere
  • Series Title Advanced Texts in Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-01769-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-1850-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-26674-9
  • Series ISSN 1439-2674
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVI, 426
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
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From the reviews:

"The book is mainly written for the physically experienced scientists working in the field of short pulses or for those physicists who start to work in this field but are experienced in comparable fields of their science. The book is well-suited for this purpose, since it introduces the related areas of science in a comprehensive and clearly laid out manner … It is a pleasure to read and a scientific profit to study …" Optics & Laser Technology

"I use femtosecond lasers in my graduate work, and I found this book an excellent source of review material in preparing for my oral examinations. It is not very detailed or mathematical, but has excellent phenomenonological discussions of a variety of laser properties and techniques … I found particularly useful the sections on amplification, semiconductor lasers, and ultrashort diagnostics." Eric Landahl, Graduate Student, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory