Part 1: Basic Physics and Simulations. Numerical simulation of the expansion into vacuum of a crystal heated by an ultrashort laser pulse.- Fast electronic transport and Coulomb explosion in materials irradiated with ultrashort laser pulses.- New methods for laser cleaning of nanoparticles.- Plume dynamics.- New aspects of laser-induced ionization of wide band-gap solids.- Part 2: Ultrafast Interactions. Three-dimensional material processing with femtosecond lasers.- Ultrafast optical measurements of shocked materials.- Time and space-resolved spectroscopy.- Physical chemistry of ultrafast laser interactions with solids.- Femtosecond plasma-mediated nanosurgery of cells and tissues.- Part 3: Material Processing. Designed polymers for ablation.- Fabrication of waveguides by laser deposition.- Pulsed laser deposition for functional optical films.- Laser forward transfer of electronic and power generating materials.- Part 4: Laser-matter interaction in novel regimes. Development of inertial fusion energy by lasers.- Laser space propulsion.- Laser propulsion thrusters for space transportation.- Laser propulsion.- Nano-structuring using pulsed laser radiation.- Soft laser desorption ionization -- MALDI, DIOS and nanostructures.- Materials modification with intense extreme ultraviolet pulses from a compact laser.- Laser restoration of painted artworks.
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Laser ablation describes the interaction of intense optical fields with matter, in which atoms are selectively driven off by thermal or nonthermal mechanisms. The field of laser ablation physics is advancing so rapidly that its principal results are seen only in specialized journals and conferences. This will be the first book that combines the most recent results in this rapidly advancing field with authoritative treatment of laser ablation and its applications, including the physics of high-power laser-matter interaction. Many practical applications exist, ranging from inertial confinement fusion to propulsion of aerostats for pollution monitoring to laser ignition of hypersonic engines to laser cleaning nanoscale contaminants in high-volume computer hard drive manufacture to direct observation of the electronic or dissociative states in atoms and molecules, to studying the properties of materials during 200kbar shocks developed in 200fs. (source: Nielsen Book Data)