Advances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics: Atoms in Intense Laser Fields Supplement 1

Advances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics: Atoms in Intense Laser Fields Supplement 1

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The field of laser-atom interactions has undergone spectacular progress recently, due primarily to the advent of superintense laser radiation. New phenomena have been discovered over a broad range of frequencies, from microwaves to the visible, and to X-rays, which require novel theoretical approaches. This book contains a unique collection of overviews of the latest advances, written by some of the leading specialists. It is addressed to all those active in these fields, but it contains sufficient introductory information to make it useful for a more general audience. The book examines the effects of superintense laser fields on multiphoton ionization and harmonic generation; covers novel effects with ultrashort, subpicosecond laser pulses; features Rydberg atoms in intense microwave fields; and presents nonperturbative theories of laser-atom interactions, such as the Floquet methods and the time dependent Schroedinger education method.
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  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 165.1 x 230 x 25.4mm | 890g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index, references
  • 012003901X
  • 9780120039012

Table of contents

Multiphoton ionization, H.G. Muller et al; photoionizatin with ultra-short laser pusles, R.R. Freeman et al; Rydberg atoms in strong microwave fields, T.F. Gallagher; multiphoton ionization in large ponderomotive potentials, P.B. Corkum; high-order harmonic generation in rare gases, A. L'Huillier et al; mechanisms of short wavelength generation with strong-field interactions, T.S. Luk et al; time-dependent studies of multiphoton processes, K.C. Kulander et al; numerical experiments in strong and super-strong fields, J.H. Eberly et al; resonances in multiphoton ionization, P. Lambropoulos and X. Tang; nonperturbative treatment of multiphoton ionization within the floquet framework, R.M. Potvliege and R. Shakeshaft; atomic structure and decay in high-frequency fields, M. Gavrila.
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