By Sandro De Silvestri, Mauro Nisoli, Giuseppe Sansone, Salvatore Stagira, Caterina Vozzi (auth.), Thomas Brabec (eds.)
Since the discovery of the laser within the Sixties, humans have strived to arrive better intensities and shorter pulse intervals. excessive intensities and ultrashort pulse periods are in detail comparable. fresh advancements have proven that prime depth lasers additionally open the right way to discover pulses with the shortest intervals thus far, giving start to the sector of attosecond technological know-how (1 asec = 10-18s). This publication is ready high-intensity lasers and their purposes. The target is to offer an up to the moment creation to the expertise in the back of those laser structures and to the extensive variety of excessive laser functions. those purposes comprise AMO (atomic molecular and optical) physics, x-ray technology, attosecond technology, plasma physics and particle acceleration, condensed subject technological know-how and laser micromachining, and at last even high-energy physics.