Cavity-Enhanced Spectroscopy and Sensing

  • Gianluca Gagliardi
  • Hans-Peter Loock

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 179)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Daniele Romanini, Irène Ventrillard, Guillaume Méjean, Jérôme Morville, Erik Kerstel
    Pages 1-60
  3. P. Cancio, I. Galli, S. Bartalini, G. Giusfredi, D. Mazzotti, P. De Natale
    Pages 143-162
  4. Jérôme Morville, Daniele Romanini, Erik Kerstel
    Pages 163-209
  5. Ove Axner, Patrick Ehlers, Aleksandra Foltynowicz, Isak Silander, Junyang Wang
    Pages 211-251
  6. Brian M. Siller, Benjamin J. McCall
    Pages 253-270
  7. P. Masłowski, K. C. Cossel, A. Foltynowicz, J. Ye
    Pages 271-321
  8. Yuqiang Wu, Frank Vollmer
    Pages 323-349
  9. Jack A. Barnes, Gianluca Gagliardi, Hans-Peter Loock
    Pages 351-383
  10. Claire Vallance, Cathy M. Rushworth
    Pages 385-410
  11. Chuji Wang
    Pages 411-461
  12. Saverio Avino, Antonio Giorgini, Paolo De Natale, Hans-Peter Loock, Gianluca Gagliardi
    Pages 463-484
  13. A. A. Ruth, S. Dixneuf, R. Raghunandan
    Pages 485-517
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 519-527

About this book


The book reviews the dramatic recent advances in the use of optical resonators for high sensitivity and high resolution molecular spectroscopy as well as for chemical, mechanical and physical sensing.  It encompasses a variety of cavities including those made of two or more mirrors, optical fiber loops, fiber gratings and spherical cavities. The book focuses on novel techniques and their applications. Each chapter is written by an expert and/or pioneer in the field. These experts also provide the theoretical background in optics and molecular physics where needed. Examples of recent breakthroughs include the use of frequency combs (Nobel prize 2005) for cavity enhanced sensing and spectroscopy, the use of novel cavity materials and geometries, the development of optical heterodyne detection techniques combined to active frequency-locking schemes. These methods allow the use and interrogation of optical resonators with a variety of coherent light sources for trace gas detection and sensing of strain, temperature and pressure.


Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy Frequency Combs for Cavity Enhanced Sensing Frequency Locking High Sensitivity and High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy Optical Cavities Optical Resonator-based Biosensors Radio-frequency Modulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianluca Gagliardi
    • 1
  • Hans-Peter Loock
    • 2
  1. 1.CNR-Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO)PozzuoliItaly
  2. 2.Dept. of ChemistryQueen's UniversityKingstonCanada

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