Atomic and Molecular Processes with Short Intense Laser Pulses

Atomic and Molecular Processes with Short Intense Laser Pulses

by Andre D. Bandruk

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988)

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ISBN-13: 9781461282693
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Series: Nato ASI Subseries B: , #171
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
Pages: 481
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Coherence Phenomena.- Laser Pulse Shaping for State-Selective Excitation.- Quantitative Measurement of the Role of Phase Fluctuations in Nonlinear Optical Absorption Processes.- Multiphoton Atomic and Molecular Coherent Excitations with Ultrashort Pulse Sequences.- Temporal Coherence in One-Photon Excitation of a Molecular Quasicontinuum.- Interferometry in the Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Gases.- Effects of Excited State Absorption on Optical Pulse Propagation.- Propagation of Ultrashort Laser Pulses in an N-Level Medium.- High Spectral Brightness Dye Lasers.- Light-Induced Collisional Energy Transfer Revisited.- Theory of Laser-Pulse-Induced Molecular Dynamics: Gas-Phase Molecular Collisions and Adbond Dynamics.- Rydberg States in Laser Fields.- Wave Packets in Vibrational Motion of Sodium Dimer.- Fast Fourier Transform Techniques in Numerical Simulations of Intense Pulse-Molecule Interactions.- Interference in Two-Photon Absorption at High-Field Crossings.- Time-Resolved Electronic Raman Scattering of the Nanosecond Time Scale.- Density Measurements of Hg 2P0,1,2 Excited States in a Discharge Using Saturated Laser Absorption.- High Intensity Multiphoton Processes.- Above Threshold Ionization in Strong Fields and Classical Behavior of Electrons in Short Light Pulses.- Above-Threshold Ionization and the Quantum Mechanics of Wiggling Electrons.- Ultrashort Pulse Multiphoton Ionization of Xenon at moderate Pressures.- Discussion of Limiting Deposition Power Densities in Laser Target Materials.- Above Threshold Ionization in Xe with a CO2 Laser.- Multiphoton Multielectron Excitation and Ionization of H2.- Resonance Ionization Processes in Small Molecules.- Third Harmonic Generation and Multiphoton Ionization Spectroscopy.- Experimental Investigation of Multiphoton Free-Free Transitions.- Theory of Multiphoton Ionization.- Electron Energy Spectrum after Multiphoton Ionization.- All-Order Above Threshold Ionization and Related Problems.- Numerical Simulations of Multiphoton Processes in Many Electron Atoms.- Numerical ATI Wave Functions and their Implications.- Ionization of One-Dimensional Hydrogen Atoms with Intense Microwave and Laser Pulses.- Above Threshold Photodissociation with Intense IR Lasers — A Coupled Equations Study.- Laser Energy Absorption due to Local Plasmon Excitation in Complex Atoms.- Atomic Hydrogen in Intense, High-Frequency Laser Fields.- A Contribution Towards the Theory of Multichannel Multi-photon Ionization of Atoms.- H+2 in Intense Fields — A Coupled Equations Study.- Intense-Field Radiative Processes in the Coulomb Continuum.- Adiabatic Separability of Dressed Molecular Systems.- The Interaction of Intense Picosecond Infrared Pulses with Isolated Molecules.- Intramolecular Vibrational Relaxation and the Dynamics of the High-Power Two-Photon Excitation of NO2.- Coherent Excitation of Polyatomic Molecules by Ultrashort Laser Pulses — A Model Calculation.- Picosecond Dynamics of Intramolecular Vibrational Redistribution in Jet-Cooled Molecules.- Subpicosecond UV/IR Absorption Spectroscopy.- Vibrational Predissociation Dynamics of the Nitric Oxide Dimer.- Multiphoton Absorption Fragmentation Mechanism of CH3I by Picosecond and Nanosecond Laser Mass Spectrometry.- Laser Catalysis and Control of Chemical Reactions.- Making Molecules Dance: Optimal Control of Molecular Motion.- Quantum Dynamics of Short Pulse Vibrational Overtone Spectroscopy and Photochemistry.- IR Laser Excitation in Molecules: Chaos and Diffusive Energy Growth.- Rotational Coherences in the IR Excitation of Molecular Rotations at High Intensities.- Chaotic Dynamics, Polyatomic Molecules, Multiphoton Dissociation and All That.- Theoretical Study on the Possibility of Local Mode (LM) Excitation in Polyatomics by Frequency-Modulated (FM) Pulse Lasers.- Multiphoton Excitation of Bond Modes.- Temporal and Steady State Transition Probabilities for Molecules Interacting with Oscillating and Static Electric Fields and Surfaces.- Some Theoretical Aspects of Infrared Molecular Lasers Pumped by Electronic-to-Vibrational Energy Transfer.- Some Intense Field Laser-Molecule Thoeretical Techniques.- Author Index.

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