Ultrasensitive Laser Spectroscopy

Ultrasensitive Laser Spectroscopy

1st Edition - April 28, 1983

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  • Editor: David Kliger
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149884

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Ultrasensitive Laser Spectroscopy covers the experimental methods involved in various sensitive techniques to which lasers have been applied for the study of weak transitions. This book is organized into seven chapters. Each chapter discusses the theories, experiments, and application of the specific technique. A discussion on the advantages, disadvantages, and modifications made in each technique is also provided. Ultrasensitive techniques considered in this text include photoacoustic, one- and two-photon excitation, absorption, mass, and laser ionization spectroscopies. Other chapters examine the techniques of laser intracavity-enhanced, laser absorption, and emission spectroscopy. This book will be of value to spectroscopists, analytical chemists, and researchers in the field of ultrasensitive analysis.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    1 Photoacoustics: Spectroscopy and Other Applications

    I. Introduction

    II. PA Spectroscopy in Gases

    III. PA Spectroscopy in Condensed Matter

    IV. PA Monitoring of Deexcitations

    V. PA Probing of Physical Properties

    VI. Phenomena Closely Related to the PA Effect

    VII. Conclusions


    2 One-Photon and Two-Photon Excitation Spectroscopy

    I. Introduction

    II. Excitation Spectroscopy

    III. Recent Applications


    3 The Thermal Lens in Absorption Spectroscopy

    I. Introduction

    II. The Photothermal Lens

    III. The Extracavity Thermal Lens Technique of Hu and Whinnery

    IV. The Dual-Beam Thermal Lens Technique

    V. Creation of a Thermal Lens by a Pulsed Laser

    VI. Conclusion


    4 Laser Ionization Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Considerations

    III. Dynamics of Resonant Multiphoton Ionization

    IV. Spectroscopic Applications

    V. Laser Ionization-Fragmentation Mechanisms

    VI. Experimental Analysis of Laser Ionization-Fragmentation Mechanisms

    VII. Laser Ionization as an Analytical Tool

    VIII. Concluding Remarks


    5 Optical-Phase-Shift Methods for Absorption Spectroscopy

    I. Introduction

    II. Sources of Phase Shift

    III. Effect of Index and Absorption Changes

    IV. Detection Limits

    V. Experimental Methods

    VI. Effects of Thermal Gradients

    VII. Conclusion


    6 Laser Intracavity-Enhanced Spectroscopy

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Methods

    III. Conclusions


    7 Analytical Applications of Laser Absorption and Emission Spectroscopy

    I. Introduction

    II. Absorption Spectroscopy

    III. Fluorescence Spectroscopy



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  • No. of pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1983
  • Published: April 28, 1983
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323149884

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David Kliger

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