© 1978

Advances in Laser Chemistry

Proceedings of the Conference on Advances in Laser Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, March 20–22, 1978

  • Ahmed H. Zewail
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Picosecond Processes and Techniques

    1. T. Kobayashi, Y. Shichida, T. Yoshizawa, S. Nagakura
      Pages 179-186
    2. G. W. Scott, L. D. Talley, A. J. Cox
      Pages 187-194
  2. Non-Linear Optical Spectroscopy and Dephasing Processes

  3. Multiphoton Excitation in Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. R. A. Marcus, D. W. Noid, M. L. Koszykowski
      Pages 298-307
    3. Aa. Sudbø, P. Schulz, D. Krajnovich, Y. R. Shen, Y. T. Lee
      Pages 308-319
    4. D. H. Parker, J. O. Berg, M. A. El-Sayed
      Pages 320-335
    5. R. J. M. Anderson, T. M. Stachelek, W. M. McClain
      Pages 336-342
    6. R. R. Birge, J. A. Bennett, H. L.-B. Fang, G. E. Leroi
      Pages 347-354

About these proceedings


The laser as a radiation source with temporal and spatial coherence has made a tremendous impact in the different fields of science. As a result, new and exciting research has been developing allover the world. Laser spectro­ scopy shares a large fraction of this research, and in the last decade nu­ merous books and monographs have been published on this subject. Most of these books and monographs contain the work done in the physics community. Very few books represent the advances made in laser chemistry, a field that is flourishing and whose future is indeed very exciting. It was felt that a meeting that focused on the important questions being asked in the chemistry community, and on new and possible directions in laser chemistry, was needed. This three-day conference, held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, on March 20-22, 1978, covered five important areas in laser chemistry: Laser-induced chemistry, picosecond processes and techniques, nonlinear optical spectroscopy and dephasing processes, multiphoton exci­ tation in molecules, and molecular dynamics by molecular beams.


Absorption Atom Sorption catalysis collision dynamics fluorescence laser molecule photochemistry photon spectra spectroscopy structure ultraviolet

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmed H. Zewail
    • 1
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Laser Chemistry
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Conference on Advances in Laser Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, March 20–22, 1978
  • Editors A. H. Zewail
  • Series Title Springer Series in Chemical Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-08997-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-67056-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-67054-1
  • Series ISSN 0172-6218
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 466
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atoms and Molecules in Strong Fields, Laser Matter Interaction
    Physical Chemistry
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