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Author Joachain, C. J. (Charles Jean)

Title Atoms in intense laser fields / C.J. Joachain, N.J. Kylstra, and R.M. Potvliege
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xii, 568 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I. Basic Concepts: 1. High-intensity laser-atom physics; 2. Theory of laser-atom interactions -- Part II. Theoretical Methods: 3. Perturbation theory; 4. Floquet theory; 5. Numerical integration of the wave equations; 6. The low-frequency regime; 7. The high-frequency regime -- Part III. Multiphoton Atomic Physics: 8. Multiphoton ionization; 9. Harmonic generation and attosecond pulses; 10. Laser-assisted electron-atom collisions
Summary "The development of lasers capable of producing high-intensity pulses has opened a new area in the study of light-matter interactions. The corresponding laser fields are strong enough to compete with the Coulomb forces in controlling the dynamics of atomic systems and give rise to multiphoton processes. This book presents a unified account of this rapidly developing field of physics. The first part describes the fundamental phenomena occurring in intense laser-atom interactions and gives the basic theoretical framework to analyze them. The second part contains a detailed discussion of Floquet theory, the numerical integration of the wave equations and approximation methods for the low- and high-frequency regimes. In the third part, the main multiphoton processes are discussed: multiphoton ionization, high harmonic and attosecond pulse generation, and laser-assisted electron-atom collisions. Aimed at graduate students in atomic, molecular and optical physics, the book will also interest researchers working on laser interactions with matter"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Electron-atom collisions.
Floquet theory.
Laser pulses, Ultrashort.
Multiphoton processes.
Multiphoton ionization.
SCIENCE -- Molecular Physics.
SCIENCE -- Physics -- Nuclear.
Electron-atom collisions
Floquet theory
Laser pulses, Ultrashort
Multiphoton ionization
Multiphoton processes
Form Electronic book
Author Kylstra, N. J
Potvliege, R. M
ISBN 9781139126816