Coherent Nonlinear Optics

  • M. S. Feld
  • V. S. Letokhov
Part of the Topics in Current Physics book series (TCPHY, volume 21)


The gold rush phenomenon-an intense period of rapid discovery and exploitation-is a well-known phase experienced by many fields of the natural sciences at certain points in their evolution. Optical physics, stimulated by major advances in laser research and technology, is currently in the midst of such a period. Everywhere new veins -of gold are being uncovered and mined by thousands of prospectors, most of whom have crossed over into this exciting research area from a diversity of other disciplines. Their principal tool is the laser and its associated analytical, spectroscopic and dynamical techniques. The purpose of this volume is to make available to our co-workers in optical physics in-depth reports on the current status of a set of important topics in this rapidly changing field.


Probe Pulse Phase Memory Excited Particle Multiphoton Process Intense Laser Field 
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