Analytical Aspects of Thermal Lensing Spectroscopy

  • Robert L. Swofford
Part of the Contemporary Instrumentation and Analysis book series (CIA)


The laser is one of a series of devices that has found its way out of the physics lab and into the hands of the chemist. Unlike infrared, NMR, and mass spectrometers, which quickly evolved into systems specifically designed for the analytical laboratory, only a few “packaged” laser-based systems have been successful. (Laser Raman spectroscopy and low-angle laser light scattering for particle size determination come to mind as two examples of successfully packaged systems.)


Thermal Lens Probe Laser Sample Absorptivity Convex Lens Laser Raman Spectroscopy 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    H. L. Fang and R. L. Swofford, J. Appl. Phys. 50, 6609 (1979).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    J. P. Gordon, R. C. C. Leite, R. S. Moore, S. P. S. Porto, and J. R. Whinnery, J. Appl. Phys. 36, 3 (1965).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    R. C. C. Leite, R. S. Moore, J. R. Whinnery, Appl. Phys. Lett. 5, 141 (1964).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    See, for example, D. Solimini, J. Appl. Opt. 5, 1931 (1966); J. Appl. Phys. 37, 3314 (1966); F. W. Dabby, T. K. Gustafson, J. R. Whinnery, Y. Kohanzadeh, and P. L. Kelley, Appl. Phys. Lett. 16, 362 (1970); Y. Kohanzadeh, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 6, 475 (1970).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    J. Stone, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8, 386 (1972).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    A. Dienes, E. P. Ippen, and C. V. Shank, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8, 388 (1972).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    J. Stone, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 62, 327 (1972).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    J. Stone, Appl. Opt. 12 1828 (1973).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    See, for example, Y. Kohanzadeh and D. H. Auston, IEEE J. Quantum Electron, 6,475 (1970); K. W. Ma, MS Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 1971; F. W. Dabby, R. W. Boyko, C. V. Shank, and J. R. Whinnery, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 5, 516 (1969).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    C. Hu and J. R. Whinnery, Appl. Opt. 12, 72 (1973).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    M. E. Long, R. L. Swofford, and A. C. Albrecht, Science 191, 183 (1976).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    H. S. Carslaw and J. C. Jaeger, Operational Methods in Applied Mathematics, Dover, New York, 1963, p. 109.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, 2nd ed., Wiley, New York, 1975.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    See, for example, ref. 13; H. Kogelnik and T. Li, Appl. Opt. 5, 1550 (1966).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    R. L. Swofford, M. E. Long, and A. C. Albrecht, J. Chem. Phys. 65,179 (1976); R. L. Swofford, M. S. Burberry, J. A. Morrell, and A. C. Albrecht, Chem. Phys. 66, 5245 (1977).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    N. J. Dovichi and J. M. Harris, Anal. Chem. 51, 728 (1979).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    N. J. Dovichi and J. M. Harris, poster session, this symposium.Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    A. G. Bell, Proc. Am. Assoc. Advan. Sci. 29, 115 (1880); Phil. Mag. 11, 510 (1881).Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    K. V. Reddy, this volume.Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    L. B. Kreuzer, N. D. Kenyon, and C. K. N. Patel, Science 177, 347 (1972).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    C. C. Davis, Appl. Phys. Lett. 36, 515 (1980).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© The HUMANA Press Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Swofford
    • 1
  1. 1.The Standard Oil Company (Ohio) Research LaboratoriesWarrensville HeightsUSA

Personalised recommendations