This book provides fundamental knowledge in the fields of attosecond science and free electron lasers, based on the insight that the further development of both disciplines can greatly benefit from mutual exposure and interaction between the two communities. With respect to the interaction of high intensity lasers with matter, it covers ultrafast lasers, high-harmonic generation, attosecond pulse generation and characterization. Other chapters review strong-field physics, free electron lasers and experimental instrumentation. Written in an easy accessible style, the book is aimed at graduate and postgraduate students so as to support the scientific training of early stage researchers in this emerging field. Special emphasis is placed on the practical approach of building experiments, allowing young researchers to develop a wide range of scientific skills in order to accelerate the development of spectroscopic techniques and their implementation in scientific experiments. The editors are managers of a research network devoted to the education of young scientists, and this book idea is based on a summer school organized by the ATTOFEL network.
Thomas Schultz coordinates scientific aspects of the ATTOFEL network. He graduated from ETH Z?rich. After receiving his PhD in Chemistry he became a visiting Visiting Fellow at the Femtosecond Research Program in the National Research Council Canada. Since 2003 He is a Project leader at the Max Born Institute in Berlin. His research explores the photochemical elementary reactions in biologically relevant systems through ionization spectroscopy of molecules and clusters.
Marc Vrakking is Scientific Director of the Attoscience Group at the Max Born Institute in Berlin, Germany. He graduated in Physics and received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of California Berkeley, USA. He was a Professor of Physics at the University of Nijmegen, NL, and has served as group leader in XUV Physics at AMOLF. In 2010 he joined the Max Born Institute, and has been appointed Professor of Physics at the Free University of Berlin.
Table of Contents
Basic introduction to laser systems and ultrafast amplifiers. Uwe Morgner (Hannover University) Carrier envelope phase stabilization. Vincent Crozatier (Fastlite) Pulse characterization from IR to XUV. Adam Wyatt (Oxford University) Free electron lasers. Christian Bressler (European XFEL, Hamburg) High harmonic generation and attosecond pulse production. Anne L'Huillier (Lund University) High harmonic generation from surfaces. George Tsakiris (MPQ M?nchen) Tabletop X-ray sources. Philippe Zeitoun (LOA, Paris) Electron recollision and high harmonic spectroscopy. Olga Smirnova (Max Born Institute Berlin) Semiclassical methods of strong field interactions. Misha Ivanov (Imperial College, London) Time dependent Schr?dinger equation. Armin Scrinzi (LMU Munich) Attosecond science with atoms. Giuseppe Sansone (CNR Milano) Attosecond science with molecules. Franck Lepine (Lyon University) Attosecond science with surfaces. Reinhard Kienberger (TU M?nchen) Plasmonics. Matthias Kling (MPQ M?nchen), Mark Stockman (Georgia State University) Auger processes. Vitaly Averbukh (Imperial College, London) Angular distributions in molecular photoionization. Robert Lucchese (Texas A&M University), Danielle Dowek (LCAM, Orsay) Coherent diffractive imaging. Willem Boutu (CEA, Saclay) Strong-field interactions at long wavelenghts. Louis F. DiMauro et al. Strong field interaction at XUV/x-ray wavelengths. Artem Rudenko (MPIK, Heidelberg) XFEL Experiments. Linda Young (Argonne National Laboratory)