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Selective Spectroscopy of Single Molecules


Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Igor S. Osad’ko
      Pages 1-3
  3. Single Atom in Transverse Electromagnetic Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Igor S. Osad’ko
      Pages 21-37
    3. Igor S. Osad’ko
      Pages 39-52
  4. Phonons and Tunneling Excitations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Igor S. Osad’ko
      Pages 55-59
    3. Igor S. Osad’ko
      Pages 61-73
    4. Igor S. Osad’ko
      Pages 75-92
  5. Spectroscopy of a Single Impurity Center

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Igor S. Osad’ko
      Pages 95-108
  6. Optical Band Shape Theory for Impurity Centers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Igor S. Osad’ko
      Pages 125-136
    3. Igor S. Osad’ko
      Pages 137-151
    4. Igor S. Osad’ko
      Pages 153-166
    5. Igor S. Osad’ko
      Pages 167-192
  7. Methods of Selective Spectroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Igor S. Osad’ko
      Pages 195-203

About this book


This book is a comprehensive guide to the theory of optical band shape of guest-molecule-doped crystals, polymers and glasses. The dynamics of a single molecule, measured with the help of a train of photons emitted at random time moments, is a main subject of the book. The dynamics is calculated with the help of quantum-mechanical methods and equations for the density matrix of the system consisting of a single chromophore interacting with light, phonons and non-equilibrium tunneling systems of polymers and glasses. A dynamical theory for one- and two-photon counting methods used in single molecule spectroscopy is presented. Photon bunching and antibunching, jumps of optical lines, and quantum trajectories of various types are further topics addressed. This is the first book to present a detailed theoretical basis for single molecule spectroscopy. It also describes numerous experimental applications of the theory.


Diffusion Polymers Single molecules Tunneling systems molecule spectra spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LuminescenceLebedev Physical Institute of RASMoscowRussia

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