© 1981

Lasers and Applications

Proceedings of the Sergio Porto Memorial Symposium Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, June 29 – July 3, 1980

  • Wladimir O. N. Guimaraes
  • Chhui-Tsu Lin
  • Aram Mooradian
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Raman Spectroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Loudon
      Pages 3-12
    3. P. A. Fleury, K. B. Lyons
      Pages 16-32
    4. G. A. Barbosa, J. I. Dos Santos
      Pages 41-44
    5. M. V. Klein
      Pages 45-54
    6. R. K. Chang, R. E. Benner, R. Dornhaus, K. U. von Raben, B. L. Laube
      Pages 55-66
    7. A. Owyoung, P. Esherick
      Pages 67-76
    8. Y. R. Shen, C. K. Chen, A. R. B. de Castro
      Pages 77-83
    9. J. C. Galzerani, R. S. Katiyar
      Pages 90-95
  3. Laser Spectroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. S. C. Rand, A. Wokaun, R. G. Devoe, R. G. Brewer
      Pages 99-104
    3. V. P. Chebotayev
      Pages 105-121
    4. C. K. N. Patel, E. T. Nelson, A. C. Tam
      Pages 122-140
    5. E. C. C. Vasconcellos, S. P. S. Porto, C. A. S. Lima
      Pages 141-146
    6. S. R. J. Brueck, H. Kildal
      Pages 147-154
  4. Laser Photochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155

About these proceedings


The International Conference on Lasers and Applications was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 29 June to 3 July 1980. This conference was held to commemorate the memory of Professor Sergio Porto who died suddenly about one year earlier while attending a laser conference in the Soviet Union. The sub­ ject matter covered the active areas of laser devices, photochemistry, non­ linear optics, high-resolution spectroscopy, photokinetics, photobiology, photomedicine, optical communication, optical bistability, and Raman spec­ troscopy. The conference was attended by over 150 people including scientists from Japan, France, England, West Germany, Norway, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, India, Canada, and the United States. Amemorial session attended by members of the Porto family and ranking Brazilian government dignitaries preceded the start of the conference. The location of the conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was chosen be­ cause it was in the homeland of Sergio Porto and provided an opportunity for his friends, colleagues, and countryrnen to pay hornage to hirn. The setting on Copacabana Beach afforded access to the lovely beaches, restaurants, and nightlife of one of the most beautiful and exciting cities of the world. There were tours of the city together with a banquet that featured a performance by one of the best Samba Schools in Rio. Financial support from many sponsors in Brazil and the United States is gratefully acknowledged in making this working conference a fitting tribute to the memory of Professor S.P.S. Porto.


Applications Lasers laser optical communication optics spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Wladimir O. N. Guimaraes
    • 1
  • Chhui-Tsu Lin
    • 3
  • Aram Mooradian
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de FisicaUnicampCampinasBrasil
  2. 2.Lincoln LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyLexingtonUSA
  3. 3.Instituto de QuimicaUnicampCampinasBrasil

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