Quantum Dynamic Imaging: Theoretical and Numerical Methods / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Studying and using light or "photons" to image and then to control and transmit molecular information is among the most challenging and significant research fields to emerge in recent years. One of the fastest growing areas involves research in the temporal imaging of quantum phenomena, ranging from molecular dynamics in the femto (10-15s) time regime for atomic motion to the atto (10-18s) time scale of electron motion. In fact, the attosecond "revolution" is now recognized as one of the most important recent breakthroughs and innovations in the science of the 21st century. A major participant in the development of ultrafast femto and attosecond temporal imaging of molecular quantum phenomena has been theory and numerical simulation of the nonlinear, non-perturbative response of atoms and molecules to ultrashort laser pulses. Therefore, imaging quantum dynamics is a new frontier of science requiring advanced mathematical approaches for analyzing and solving spatial and temporal multidimensional partial differential equations such as Time-Dependent Schroedinger Equations (TDSE) andTime-Dependent Dirac equations (TDDEs for relativistic phenomena). These equations are also coupled to the photons in Maxwell's equations for collective propagation effects. Inversion of the experimental imaging data of quantum dynamics presents new mathematical challenges in the imaging of quantum wave coherences on subatomic (subnanometer) spatial dimensions and multiple timescales from atto to femto and even nanoseconds.In Quantum Dynamic Imaging: Theoretical and Numerical Methods,leading researchers discuss these exciting state-of-the-art developments and theirimplications for R&D in view of the promise of quantum dynamic imagingscience as the essential tool for controlling matter at the molecular level.
Table of Contents
1. Nonproduct Quadrature Grids: Solving the Vibrational Schrödinger Equation in 12d by Gustavo Avila and Tucker Carrington Jr.
2. Multi-Photon Single and Double Ionization of Complex Atoms by Ultrashort Intense Laser Pulses by K. Bartschat, X. Guan, C.J. Noble, B.I. Schneider, and O. Zatsarinny
3. Correlated Electron-Nuclear Motion Visualized Using a Wavelet Time-Frequency Analysis by André D. Bandrauk, Szczepan Chelkowski, and Huizhong Lu
4. A Theory of Dynamic Imaging of Coherent Molecular Rotations by High Harmonic Generation by F.H.M. Faisal and A. Abdurrouf
5. The R-matrix Calculations of Orientation and Coulomb Phase Effects in Electron–Molecule (Re-)Collisions by Alex G. Harvey and Jonathan Tennyson
6. Visual Analysis of Quantum Physics Data by Hans-Christian Hege, Michael Koppitz, Falko Marquardt, Chris McDonald, and ChristopherMielack
7. Theory of Dynamic Imaging of Molecules with Intense Infrared Laser Pulses by C.D. Lin, Anh-Thu Le, and Zhangjin Chen
8. Ab Initio Methods for Few- and Many-Electron Atomic Systems in Intense Short-Pulse Laser Light by M.A. Lysaght, L.R. Moore, L.A.A. Nikolopoulos, J.S. Parker, H.W. van der Hart, and K.T. Taylor
9. Strong-Field Ionization of Molecules: Simple Analytical Expressions by Ryan Murray, Serguei Patchkovskii, Olga Smirnova, and Misha Yu. Ivanov
10. Recent Advances in Computational Methods for the Solution of the Time-Dependent Schrödinger Equation for the Interaction of Short, Intense Radiation with One and Two Electron Systems: Application to He and H+2 by Barry I. Schneider, Johannes Feist, Stefan Nagele, Renate Pazourek, Suxing Hu, Lee A. Collins, and Joachim Burgdörfer
11. Information of Electron Dynamics Embedded in Coupled Equations for Femtosecond Nuclear Wavepackets by Kazuo Takatsuka