Titel: Thermal Processes Using Attosecond Laser Pulses: When Time Matters
Autor/en: Miroslaw Kozlowski, Janina Marciak-Kozlowska
When time matters.
'Springer Series in Optical Sciences'.
SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
17. Mai 2006 - gebunden - 232 Seiten
This book contains a study of the thermal processes initiated by attosecond laser pulses. Considering the existence of the experimental evidence for the trains of the attosecond laser pulses, we developed the theoretical framework for attophysics, i.e. physics of phenomena with time duration in the attosecond domain. This time domain is concerned with phenomena which duration is much shorter than the relaxation time for atomic, molecular and nanoparticles scales.
Introduction.- Wave phenomena: an overview .- Hyperbolic partial differential equations and wave phenomena.- The discrete Boltzmann equation.- The existence of a solution for a hyperbolic equation.- Causal thermal phenomena, classical description .- Fundamentals of the rapid thermal processes.- The thermal wave as the solution of HHT.- Causal thermal phenomena, quantal description .- Discretization of the thermal excitation in high excited matter.- Klein-Gordon thermal equation.- Application of the quantum heat transport equation .- The Pauli-Heisenberg model.- Ballistic and diffusion heat transport.- Causal thermal phenomena in a Planck Era .- The time arrow in a Planck gas. -Klein-Gordon thermal equation for a Planck gas. - Attophysics and technology with ultra-short laser pulses . -Quantum heat transport: from basics to applications.- Looking into the nanoworld. - Faster, brighter, shorter . - Hyperbolic heat transport induced by zeptosecond laser pulse.- Possible thermal waves generation by femtosecond TESLA free electron lasers (FEL).- New laser facility LUX - Linac based ultra-fast X-ray laser facility.- Fundamental physics with attosecond laser pulses . -Precision measurements of the fundamental constant of nature.- The life of the universe.- Epilogue. The emergence of quantum dynamics in a classical world .- Key questions.- Schrödinger-Newton wave mechanics. The model.- Appendices.
Profesors Miroslaw Kozlowski and Janina Marciak-Kozlowska are the authors of five monographs concerning the basic problems of science and technology of materials investigated with lasers pulses. They published over 200 original scientific papers in Foundations of Physics Letters, Int. Journal of Thermophysics, Nuovo Cimento B and Laesers in Engineerring. Profesor Janina Marciak-Kozlowska has, also, directed five large industrial programs in the field of nanoscience granted by Polish Governement.
From the reviews:
"This book is based on the results of the authors' interest in the field of ultrashort laser pulses interaction with matter. ... In summary, 'the attosecond laser pulse technology opens new possibilities in experimental as well as theoretical solid-state physics, optics, thermodynamics, and electronics. It is the first step in the new visualization of the fundamental processes that shape our Universe.' ... thus may ably serve as the first book for those being initiates to the subject." (Current Engineering Practice, 2007)