Table of ContentsG. Turrell, The Raman Effect. G. Turrell, M. Delhaye, and P. Dhamelincourt, Characteristics of Raman Microscopy. M. Delhaye, J. Barbillat, J. Aubard, M. Bridoux, and E. Da Silva, Instrumentation. J. Barbillat, Raman Imaging. M. Truchet, J.-C. Merlin, and G. Turrell, Raman Microscopy and Other Local-Analysis Techniques. P. Dhamelincourt and S-I. Nakashima, Applications to Materials Science. P.F. McMillan, J. Dubessy, and R. Hemley, Applications in Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences. M. Truchet, Biological Applications. M. Manfait and I. Nabiev, Applications in Medicine. C. Coupry and D. Brissaud, Applications in Art, Jewelry and Forensic Science. Subject Index.G. Turrell, The Raman Effect: History of the Raman Effect. Mechanim of the Raman Effect. Electromagnetic Radiation and Classical Light Scattering. Molecular Vibrations. The Scattering Tensor. Polarization in Gases and Liquids. Polarication in Crystals. Raman Bandshapes. Resonance Raman Scattering and Fluorescence. Postlog. G. Turrell, M. Delhaye, and P. Dhamelincourt,Characteristics of Raman Microscopy: Excitation Focusing. Collection Optics. Absorbing Samples. Mocroscope-Spectrometer Coupling. Confocal Raman Microscopy. The Confocal Effect. Conclusion. M. Delhaye, J. Barbillat, J. Aubard, M. Bridoux, and E. da Silva, Instrumentation: Characteristics of Laser Sources. Microscope Objectives. Spectral Analyzers. Photoelectric Detectors. Fluorescent Samples. Fiber Optics. A Brief Survey of Digital Signal Processing. J. Barbillat,Raman Imaging: Direct Imaging. Series Imaging. Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N) and Collection Time. Hadamard Imaging versus Global Illumination and Line Scanning. Examples of Applications. M. Truchet, J.-C. Merlin, and G. Turrel, Raman Micriscopy and Other Local-Analysis Techniques: Electron Microscopy. Coupling of Raman and electron Microscopies. X-Ray and Raman Microscopy Coupling. Coupling of Secondary Ion Mass and Raman Spectroscopies. Coupling of Laser Mass Spectrometry (LMS, LAMM, LPMS) with the Raman Microprobe. Summary of Coupling with Electron, Ion and X-Ray Microscopies. Microchromatography and Other Separation Methods. Optical Waveguides: Raman Spectra of Films and Adsorbed Species. P. Dhamelincourt and S-I. Nakashima, Applications to Materials Science: Inorganic Solids. Microelectronics and Semiconductors. Polumers and Fibers. P.F. McMillan, J. Dubessy, and R. Hemley, Applications in Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences: Practical Aspects. Mineralogy and Petrology. Geochemistry. M. Truchet, Biological Applications: From Histology to Cistology. From Morphology to Analysis. Raman Microanalysis Applied to Bioaccumulations. Trends in Raman Microscopy as Applied to Cells and Tissues. M.Manfait and I. Nabiev, Applications in Medicine: Experimental Conditions for the Raman Microprobe Analysis of Biomedical Samples. Raman Microscopy of Living Cellsa and Chromosomes. Raman Microscopy of Ocular Lenses. Surgace-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Microscopy. Summary. C. Coupry and D. Brissaud, Applications in Art, Jewelry and Forensic Science: Art Objects. Jewellery. Forensic Science. Subject Index.