© 1981

Laser Spectroscopy of Solids

  • William M. Yen
  • Peter M. Selzer

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. G. F. Imbusch, R. Kopelman
    Pages 1-37
  3. T. Holstein, S. K. Lyo, R. Orbach
    Pages 39-82
  4. D. L. Huber
    Pages 83-111
  5. W. M. Yen, P. M. Selzer
    Pages 141-188
  6. A. H. Francis, R. Kopelman
    Pages 241-302
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 303-312

About this book


In this volume we have attempted to present a concise survey of the spectroscopic properties of insulators as derived from the application of tunable laser spectro­ scopic techniques. As has been the case in gaseous atomic spectroscopy, the use of tunable lasers has allowed the extension and the refmement of optical measure­ ments in the condensed phases to unprecedented resolutions in the frequency and temporal domains. In turn, this firmer base of empirical fmdings has led to a more sophisticated theoretical understanding of the spectroscopy of optically excited states with major modifications being apparent in the area of their dynamic be­ havior. Yet the revivalistic nature of these advances implies that additional advan­ ces are to be expected as the techniques and developments outlined in this volume are put to widespread use. Regardless, it is our hope and that of our distinguished colleagues in this venture that the reviews presented here will be useful to neo­ phytes and veterans to this field alike - to the former as a laissez-passer into solid-state spectroscopy, to the latter as a useful synopsis and reference of recent developments. We have also attempted to expose the reader to the concept that optically active materials, be they organic or inorganic, as universality would require, be­ have in a like manner and, though terminology may vary in detail, the outline and general features of all insulators remain constant.


Festkörper Laserspektroskopie Passe Solids laser laser spectroscopy spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • William M. Yen
    • 1
  • Peter M. Selzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Scientific Research LaboratoryFord Motor CompanyDearbornUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Laser Spectroscopy of Solids
  • Editors W. M. Yen
    P. M. Selzer
  • Series Title Topics in Applied Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-10638-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-12215-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-12213-6
  • Series ISSN 0303-4216
  • Series E-ISSN 1437-0859
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 312
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
    Physical Chemistry
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