This is a textbook dedicated to graduate students who wish to understand strong laser fields and attosecond physics. The book is very clearly written and beautifully illustrated, the majority of figures being in color. Exercises and references are found at the end of all chapters.

The first four chapters of the book are introductory to the areas of laser pulse propagation, interactions between a laser field and atoms, and strong-field ionization and rescattering phenomena. The next two chapters are focused on high-harmonic generation. Attosecond physics is described in detail in chapters 7 and 8, where various methods of generation and detection of attoseconds pulses are presented.

Since attosecond pulses are a booming area of research, with many applications, this book is a must for university libraries and can be read easily by students and experts in the field.

Review by Daniela Dragoman, University of Bucharest, Romania

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