Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science I

von: See Leang Chin, Pierre Agostini, Gaetano Ferrante

Springer-Verlag, 2006

ISBN: 9783540344223 , 330 Seiten

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Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science I


 

Preface

6

Contents

9

List of Contributors

11

1 Stabilization of Atoms in a Strong Laser Field

16

1.1 Introduction

16

1.2 Kramers–Henneberger Stabilization

16

1.3 Interference Stabilization

20

1.4 Experiment

25

1.5 Two-Color Interference Stabilization

27

1.6 Conclusion

32

References

33

2 Creation of Novel Quasi-Bound States in High- Frequency Intense Laser Fields

34

2.1 Motion of Electrons in High- Frequency Photon Fields

34

2.2 Light-Induced States

37

2.3 He–He Chemical Bonding in Intense Laser Fields

49

2.4 Concluding Remarks

56

References

56

3 Multielectron Effects of Diatomic Molecules in Strong Laser Fields

58

3.1 Introduction

58

3.2 Technical Background

59

3.3 Diatomic Molecules in Strong Fields

61

3.4 Summary

71

References

72

4 Strong-Field Correlation Imaging:

74

Revealing Molecular Geometries, Orientation and Dynamics

74

4.1 Introduction

74

4.2 The 4p-Image Spectrometer

77

4.3 Correlation Imaging

79

4.4 Three-Atom Explosion Dynamics

84

4.5 Conclusions

89

References

90

5 First-Principles Density-Functional Approach for Many- Electron Dynamics Under Intense Laser Fields

91

5.1 Introduction

91

5.2 Static and Time-Dependent DFT

92

5.3 Linear Optical Response: Electron Dynamics Under Weak Impulsive Dipole Field

93

5.4 Ionization Under Static Dipole Field: Tunnel Ionization

97

5.5 Ionization Under Time-Dependent Field

106

5.6 Summary

106

References

107

6 Plasma Physics in the Strong Coupling Regime: Intense VUV Laser– Cluster Interaction

109

6.1 Introduction

109

6.2 Theoretical Model

111

6.3 Discussion of Results

112

6.4 Conclusion

118

References

118

7 Resonance- and Chaos-Assisted Tunneling

120

7.1 Introduction

120

7.2 Theory of Resonance-Assisted Tunneling

126

chaos

132

7.3 Application to the Kicked Harper Model

134

7.4 Conclusion

141

Acknowledgement

142

References

142

8 Effects of Carrier-Envelope Phase of Few- Cycle Pulses on High- Order Harmonic Generation

145

8.1 Introduction

145

8.2 Hollow-Fiber Compression Technique

146

8.3 Role of Carrier-Envelope Phase in Strong-Field Photoionization

148

8.4 CEP Effects in High-Order Harmonic Generation: Few- Cycle Regime

149

8.5 Nonadiabatic Saddle-Point Method

152

8.6 CEP Effects in the Multiple-Optical Cycle Regime

156

8.7 Measurement of the Phase Difference Between Harmonics

157

8.8 Conclusions

161

References

161

9 Short-Pulse Laser-Produced Plasmas

163

9.1 Introduction

163

9.2 Pioneering Works on Ultrafast Plasmas

164

9.3 Optical Characterization and Pump- Probe Techniques

166

9.4 Ultrafast X-ray Spectroscopy and X-ray Sources

167

9.5 Ultrafast Plasma Modeling

171

9.6 Applications of Ultrafast Plasmas at Low Pulse Energies

173

9.7 Conclusions

174

References

175

10 Ultraintense Electromagnetic Radiation in Plasmas

179

10.1 Introduction

179

10.2 Interaction of Ultraintense Radiation and Plasmas

182

10.3 Concluding Remarks

195

References

196

11 Unusual Optical Properties of the Dense Nonequilibrium Plasma

199

11.1 Introduction

199

11.2 Normal Skin-Effect in a Dense Plasma

201

11.3 High-Frequency Skin-Effect

208

11.4 Anomalous and High Frequency Skin-Effect in a Nonequilibrium Plasma

215

References

223

12 Radiative Recombination in a Strong Laser Field

225

12.1 Introduction

225

12.2 The Elementary Process in the Presence of a Monochromatic Laser Field

228

12.3 The Elementary Process in the Presence of a Bichromatic Laser Field

239

12.4 Influence of the Plasma

241

12.5 Concluding Remarks

244

References

245

13 Femtosecond Filamentation in Air

247

13.1 Introduction

247

13.2 Modeling Light Filamentation

249

13.3 Typical Results of Numerical Simulations

251

13.4 Multifilamentation

256

13.5 Experiments

258

13.6 Conclusion

267

References

268

14 Pulse Self-Compression in the Nonlinear Propagation of Intense Femtosecond Laser Pulse in Normally Dispersive Solids

271

14.1 Introduction

271

14.2 Experimental Setup

274

14.3 Experimental Results and Discussions

275

14.4 Conclusions

282

References

283

15 Ultraintense Tabletop Laser System and Plasma Applications

286

15.1 Introduction

286

15.2 The Ultrashort and Ultrapower Lasers and Their Evolution in Time

287

15.3 Chemical Deep UV-Soft X-ray Revealers

291

15.4 Tor Vergata Nd:YAG/Glass Laser Facility

297

15.5 Applications of the Tor Vergata Nd:YAG/Glass Laser Facility and Experimental Results

299

15.6 Conclusions

310

References

310

16 Induction of Permanent Structure in Transparent Materials by Ultrafast Laser and Application to Photonic Devices

313

16.1 Introduction

313

16.2 Various Microstructures Induced in Glass by Femtosecond Laser Irradiation

314

16.3 Valence State Manipulation of Active Ions

315

16.4 Precipitation and Control of Nanoparticles

323

16.5 Conclusion

328

References

328

Index

330