Generation And Spectroscopic Applications
CRC Press – 2016 – 450 pages
The development of lasers emitting ultrafast pulses with durations of femtoseconds or picoseconds has opened up a range of spectroscopic applications in many disciplines. Based largely on the author’s graduate and training courses, this book offers a complete overview of the topic. After reviewing the unique properties of short pulses, it explores laser systems that create them as well as a range of novel spectroscopic applications and techniques. The text also includes online supporting material, such animations, computer programs, and applets.
PROPERTIES OF ULTRASHORT LIGHT PULSES: Properties and Linear Manipulation of Ultrashort Pulses. Nonlinear Optics with Ultrashort Pulses. Ultrashort Pulse Characterization Techniques. GENERATION OF ULTRASHORT LIGHT PULSES: Ultrafast Laser Oscillators. Ultrafast Laser Amplifiers. Optical Parametric Oscillators and Amplifiers. ULTRAFAST SPECTROSCOPY: TECHNIQUES: Basics of Light-Matter Interaction with Ultrashort Light Pulses. Time-Resolved Spectroscopy: Basic Techniques. Time-Resolved Spectroscopy: Advanced Techniques. ULTRAFAST SPECTROSCOPY: APPLICATIONS: Ultrafast Dynamics of Solid State Systems. Ultrafast Dynamics of Molecular Systems. Clocking and Control of Chemical Reactions: REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS OF ULTRASHORT LIGHT PULSES: Nonlinear Microscopy. Micro/Nanostructuring with Ultrashort Light Pulses.