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Lasers, Molecules, and Methods, Volume 73

Lasers, Molecules, and Methods, Volume 73

Joseph O. Hirschfelder (Editor), Robert E. Wyatt (Editor), Rob D. Coalson (Editor), Ilya Prigogine (Series Editor), Stuart A. Rice (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-14183-0

Sep 2009

1022 pages



Based on a symposium on lasers, molecules, and methods held at the Los Alamos Center for Nonlinear Studies held in July 1986. Contributors present recent advances in theoretical and experimental research on a diversity of dynamical and optical phenomena resulting from the interactions of laser beams with molecules. They describe the predictive results of sophisticated mathematical models, the equipment involved in experiments, and reveal new insights into molecular structure and behavior.
Partial table of contents:

Where Are Laser-Molecule Interactions Headed?

(J. Hirschfelder).


Numerical Treatment of Linear and Nonlinear Periodic Systems with Applications (P. Friedmann).

Stationary-Phase Monte Carlo Methods (J. Doll & D. Freeman).


Analytic Solutions and Dynamic Symmetries in Laser-Driven Atomic Excitations (F. Hioe).

Reduced Equations of Motion for Molecular Lineshapes and Semiclassical Dynamics in Liouville Space (S. Mukamel & Y. Yan).

Local Mode Overtones and Mode Selectivity (J. Hutchinson).

Generalized Floquet Theoretical Approaches to Intense-Field Multiphoton and Nonlinear Optical Processes (S. Chu).

Squeezed States of Light (H. Kimble).

Adiabatic Switching: A Tool for Semiclassical Quantization and a New Probe of Classically Chaotic Phase Phase Space (W. Reinhardt).