Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena serves as an introduction to the phenomena of ultrashort laser pulses and describes how this technology can be applied in areas such as spectroscopy, medical imaging, electromagnetism, optics, and quantum physics. Combining the principles with experimental techniques, the book serves as a guide to designing and constructing femtosecond systems.
The second edition has updated and expanded its content, and includes more examples of ultrashort sources and a more comprehensive fundamentals chapter. Diagnostic techniques and applications involving sensors, mode-locked lasers, and imaging have been fully revised to include current technologies.
Written in a tutorial style, this book is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as engineers and scientists working in the areas of optics, spectroscopy, optical imaging, photochemistry, and ultrafast science and engineering.
• Provides an easy- to-follow guide to femtosecond probing and detection methods
• Supplies tools for designing and constructing femtosecond systems and experiments
• Discusses essential technology for applications in micro-machining, femtochemistry, and medical imaging
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jean-Claude Diels was born in Brussels, Belgium. He completed his graduate research at UC Berkeley on coherent propagation effects with Professor E. L. Hahn, and received his Ph.D. in Physics Engineering from the University of Brussels. He is currently a Professor of Physics & Electrical and Computer Engineering and a staff member of the Center for High Technology Material. His research interests include experimental investigation of ultrafast phenomena; coherent interactions between light and matter; multiphoton excitation of molecules and atoms; laser sensors and gyroscopes; and nonlinear propagation of intense IR and UV pulses in the atmosphere.
Wolfgang Rudolph received his Ph.D. from the University of Jena, Germany. He is currently a Professor of Physics and Astronomy & Electrical Engineering at the University of New Mexico. His research interests include ultrafast lasers and spectroscopy; microscopy with femtosecond light; pulses in material science and biomedicine; and lasers in the mid infrared for remote sensing and imaging through the atmosphere.