The Raman effect in femto- and attosecond physics
International Laser Center of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorobevy gory, Moscow, 119992, Russian Federation
The interaction of ultrashort light pulses with matter is accompanied by a variety of new phenomena involving Raman scattering due to vibrational and rotational modes of molecules, electronic states of atoms and ions, and phonons in solids. These effects offer unique opportunities for an all-optical detection of ultrafast processes on the femto- and attosecond time scales, efficient spectral and temporal transformation of ultrashort field waveforms, and the highly sensitive microscopy of physical, chemical, and biological objects.