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ISBN 9781138032033
January 14, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
384 Pages 165 B/W Illustrations

 
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The interaction of high power lasers with matter can generate Terahertz radiations that efficiently contribute to THz Time-Domain Spectroscopy and also would replace X-rays in medical and security applications. When a short intense laser pulse ionizes a gas, it may produce new frequencies even in VUV to XUV domain. The duration of XUV pulses can be confined down to the isolated attosecond pulse levels, required to study the electronic re-arrangement and ultrafast processes. Another important aspect of laser-matter interaction is the laser thermonuclear fusion control where accelerated particles also find an efficient use.

This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including

  • Electromagnetic waves and lasers
  • THz radiation using semiconducting materials / nanostructures / gases / plasmas
  • Surface plasmon resonance
  • THz radiation detection
  • Particle acceleration technologies
  • X-ray lasers
  • High harmonics and attosecond lasers
  • Laser based techniques of thermonuclear fusion
  • Controlled fusion devices including NIF and ITER

The book comprises of 11 chapters and every chapter starts with a lucid introduction to the main topic. Then sub-topics are sedulously discussed keeping in mind their basics, methodology, state of the art and future perspective which will prove to be salutary for the readers. High quality solved examples are appended to the chapters for their deep understanding and relevant applications. In view of the nature of the topics and their level of discussion, this book is expected to show a pre-eminent potential to the researchers along with the Postgraduate and Undergraduate students all over the world.

Table of Contents

Electromagnetic Waves and Lasers. Terahertz Radiation Generation using Semiconducting Materials and Nanostructures. Surface Plasmon Resonance and THz Radiation. THz Radiation using Gases / Plasmas. Terahertz Radiation and Its Detection. Plasma based Particle Acceleration Technology. X-ray Lasers. High Harmonic Generation. Attosecond Laser Generation. Lasers for Thermonuclear Fusion. Important Controlled Fusion Devices.

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Biography

Hitendra K. Malik is currently Professor of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, from where he received his PhD degree in the field of Plasma Physics, in the year 1995 at the age of 24. He has been a merit scholarship holder throughout his academic career. Owing to his worldwide recognition, his name was included in ‘Marquis Who’s Who’ in 2011, published from USA. Based on the survey conducted by ResearchGate (RG) in 2016, his scientific score was found within top 5% of the scientists and researchers all over the world. Professor Malik is highly cited in India and abroad for his research work and books with h-index of 32 and i10-index of 95. He has accomplished 14 sponsored research projects by arranging funds from various agencies such as DST, CSIR, DRDO, AICTE, DAAD, CEFIPRA, etc. from Governments of India, Germany and France. He has been on the editorial board of 6 reputed research journals, and is recently with 2 journals from Springer and Taylor and Francis. In recognition of his outstanding research and teaching contributions, he has been asked to deliver more than 65 keynote and invited talks in India, Japan, South Korea, USA, France, Germany, South Africa, and Turkey. Also, he has been chief guest in various universities, mentor of faculty colleagues of engineering institutions, and member of organizing and advisory committees of national and international conferences held in India and abroad. He has guided more than 115 Theses including 29 PhDs in the area of laser / microwave plasma interactions, particle acceleration, solitons, Terahertz radiation, Hall thrusters, plasma material interaction, and nanotechnology. He has published more than 440 scientific papers in very reputed journals and conferences, including more than 20 independent articles. He has been reviewer for 86 Journals of international repute, several sponsored research projects (Indian and Foreign agencies), and 36 PhD theses. He is an expert member of academic and administrative bodies of 14 different universities and institutions from 8 states of India including UGC.

Prof. Malik is the recipient of Prestigious 2018 Who’s Who in the World Top 3%, USA, Career Award from AICTE, Government of India (for his teaching and research), Outstanding Scientist Award from VIF, India (for his contributions to Science), and 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from USA. In addition, he received the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Visiting Fellowship from European Union (Germany and France), JSPS Fellowship (two times) from Japan, FRD Fellowship from South Africa, DAAD Fellowship from Germany, etc.