Laser-Excited Fluorescence Spectroscopy

  • John C. Wright
Part of the Contemporary Instrumentation and Analysis book series (CIA)


This article is meant to present a tutorial overview of laser-excited fluorescence that will set the proper perspective for the later more specific papers. It is not meant to be complete or rigorous; a much more detailed discussion is available elsewhere (1). The laser has several specific qualities that can be particularly useful for exciting fluorescence—its high spectral powers can potentially provide low detection limits while its narrow line-widths can provide selectivity for specific analyte species. In order to achieve those characteristics, it is important that the analytical chemist participate in the development of the necessary chemistry and techniques that will allow an analysis to take advantage of the laser’s high spectral intensity and narrow linewidths.


Stimulate Raman Scattering Excitation Rate High Laser Intensity Conventional Source Radiative Transition Probability 
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  • John C. Wright
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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