Introduction to Laser Spectroscopy (Google eBook)

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Elsevier, May 6, 2005 - Science - 384 pages
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Introduction to Laser Spectroscopy is a well-written, easy-to-read guide to understanding the fundamentals of lasers, experimental methods of modern laser spectroscopy and applications. It provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of many aspects of laser physics, nonlinear optics, and molecular spectroscopy. In addition, by comprehensively combining theory and experimental techniques it explicates a variety of issues that are essential to understanding broad areas of physical, chemical and biological science. Topics include key laser types - gas, solid state, and semiconductor - as well as the rapidly evolving field of ultrashort laser phenomena for femtochemistry applications. The examples used are well researched and clearly presented.



Introduction to Laser Spectroscopy is strongly recommended to newcomers as well as researchers in physics, engineering, chemistry and biology.

* A comprehensive course that combines theory and practice
* Includes a systematic and comprehensive description for key laser types
* Written for students and professionals looking to gain a thorough understanding of modern laser spectroscopy

  

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Contents

Basic Physics of Lasers
1
Distribution of the Electromagnetic Field in the Optical Resonator
19
Generation of Ultrashort Laser Pulses
31
Lasers
59
Nonlinear Optics
107
Pulse Amplification
147
The Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses
161
Selected Methods of TimeResolved Laser Spectroscopy
175
Ultrafast Chemical and Physical Processes
219
Lasers in Medicine
271
Potential Hazards Associated with Inappropriate Use of Lasers
285
Detectors
293
Subject Index
311
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