Vol. 12, issue 11, article # 0

pdf Preface. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1999. V. 12. No. 11. P. 957.

In September 13-17, 1999 the Fourth International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers took place in Tomsk. Traditionally, the conference was organized by the Institute of Atmospheric Optics and the Institute of High-Current Electronics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as by Tomsk State University and the Siberian Physico-Technical Institute.
The conference has been financially supported by the Russian Academy of Sciences and its Siberian Branch, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, International Center for Fundamental Physics (Moscow), SPIE Russia Chapter, Academy of Engineering Sciences of the RF, Tomsk Innovation Center, EQARD, and LEOS/IEEE. More than 150 scientists from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, USA, Germany, France, and Japan took part in the conference. Proceedings of the conference will be published in topical issues of the journals Kvantovaya Elektronika (Russian Quantum Electronics), SPIE, and Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics. In this issue we publish the papers which were presented by the starting date of the conference and selected by the Organizing Committee for publication in the first turn. The papers deal with the following subjects:
- gas and plasma lasers, physical processes in these lasers,
- physics and technology of metal-vapor lasers,
- dye lasers and photoprocesses in complex organic molecules,
- laser systems and their applications,
- incoherent sources of UV and VUV radiation, conversion of laser radiation.