Recent advents in laser technology and discoveries in laser physics have enabled their
very new and exciting applications. Some of them cover production of new materials:
nano-particles, periodic structures in nano-scale, and thin films. Others allowed better
understanding of laser-matter interaction when sample is subjected to intense laser
pulses of various time duration, shape in space and time domains as well as different
spectral components contained in a pulse. This allowed control of molecules behavior
in electromagnetic field, control of chemical reactions or even direct examination of
intra-atomic processes with femtosecond or even attosecond resolution....