Laser Spectroscopy for Sensing - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081024843, 9780081024850

Laser Spectroscopy for Sensing

2nd Edition

Fundamentals, Techniques and Applications

Editors: Matthieu Baudelet
eBook ISBN: 9780081024850
Paperback ISBN: 9780081024843
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2019
Page Count: 700
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Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals of laser spectroscopy for sensing
1. Fundamentals of optical spectroscopy
2. Lasers used for spectroscopy: fundamentals of spectral and temporal control,
3. Fundamentals of spectral detection
4. Using databases for data analysis in laser spectroscopy,
5. Multivariate analysis, chemometrics, and machine learning in laser spectroscopy

Part II: Laser spectroscopy techniques
6. Cavity-based absorption spectroscopy techniques
7. Photo-acoustic spectroscopy
8. Laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy (LIF)
9. Laser-induced phosphorescence spectroscopy: development and application of thermographic phosphors (TP) for thermometry in combustion environments,
10. Lidar (light detection and ranging)
11. Photothermal spectroscopy
12. Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy
13. Raman spectroscopy
14. Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)

Part III: Applications of laser spectroscopy and sensing
13. Laser spectroscopy for the detection of chemical, biological and explosive threats
14. Laser spectroscopy for medical applications
15. Applications of laser spectroscopy in forensic science
16. Application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy to the analysis of secondary materials in industrial production
17. Applications of laser spectroscopy in nuclear research and industry
18. Applications of laser spectroscopy in space and environmental applications


Laser spectroscopy is a valuable tool for sensing and chemical analysis. Developments in lasers, detectors and mathematical analytical tools have led to improvements in the sensitivity and selectivity of spectroscopic techniques and extended their fields of application. Laser Spectroscopy for Sensing, Second Edition examines these advances and how laser spectroscopy can be used in a diverse range of industrial, medical, and environmental applications.

The book provides an overview of laser spectroscopy at three levels: the fundamental aspects to consider when planning use of laser spectroscopy to solve a problem (from the sample properties to the laser properties to the data analysis), the technical aspects of several spectroscopic techniques, and the fields of applications of such techniques.

In the new edition, key advancements from the field are captured as well as two new chapters on Raman Spectroscopy and Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.

Laser Spectroscopy for Sensing provides readers with a broad overview of the techniques and applications of laser spectroscopy for sensing.

Key Features

  • Presents the fundamentals of laser technology for controlling the spectral and temporal aspects of laser excitation
  • Explores laser spectroscopy techniques, including Raman spectroscopy and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
  • Considers spectroscopic analysis of industrial materials and their applications in nuclear research and industry


Materials Scientists and Engineers, Laser Scientists and Engineers, Analytical Chemists, Physicists


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About the Editors

Matthieu Baudelet Editor

Dr. Baudelet is currently the Senior Research Scientist for the Townes Laser Institute at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL). His panel covers the fundamentals of laser-induced plasmas, the application of laser spectroscopies such as LIBS, Fluorescence, Raman, FTIR, as fundamental diagnostics as well as sensing techniques for defense, industrial, environmental, biomedical applications and the study of propagation of ultrashort laser pulses for sensing purposes at distances up to the kilometer range. As Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida, his research focuses on the application of laser-based spectroscopy for forensic analysis: atomic spectroscopy with laser ablation techniques (LIBS and LA-ICP-MS) as well as molecular with Raman spectroscopy. A large part of his research focuses also on the quantification of interferences in spectroscopic signals.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Central Florida, USA