Preface; 1. Elements of atoms, molecules and wave propagation; 2. Basic formulation of interactions between an intense laser pulse and atoms; 3. Strong field ionization and low-energy electron spectra of atoms and molecules; 4. Rescattering and laser-induced electron diffraction; 5. Fundamentals of high-order harmonic generation; 6. Applications of high-order harmonics: HHG spectroscopy and optimization of harmonics; 7. Generation and characterization of attosecond pulses; 8. Probing electron dynamics with isolated attosecond pulses; List of books; Solutions to selected problems; Index.
An introductory textbook on attosecond and strong field physics, covering fundamental theory and modeling techniques, as well as future opportunities and challenges.