Some Potential Applications of Free Electron Lasers to Photochemistry
It is very difficult to evaluate and predict applications of free electron lasers in the area of photochemistry, since this concerns the use of a source which does not exist in usable form, plus a research area which is still in its infancy and has not really taken shape either. In this situation different authors may give different judgements and the fairest approach may therefore be to look at this question from as many different directions as possible. This is the intention in the introduction to this paper. After that step, however, we will proceed to describe some specific applications areas.
KeywordsFree Electron Laser Multiphoton Ionization High Radiation Power Color Center Laser Specific Application Area
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.For a chemistry oriented laser comparison see for instance the report of the workshop held in Riva del Garda (Trento) Italy in June 1979 on the possible impact on free electron lasers on spectroscopy and chemistry, G. Scoles, ed. Additional references are for instance M. J. Berry, in L. E. St.-Pierre, ed., Future Sources of Organic Raw Materials, Pergamon Press, Elmsford, NY, 1979 or A. Ben-Shaul, Y. Haas, R. D. Levine, K. L. Kompa, Lasers and Chemical Change, Springer series in Chem. Phys., Vol. 9, Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1980.Google Scholar
- 2.R. V. Ambartzumian and V. S. Letokhov, in Chemical and Biochemical Applications of Lasers, Vol. 3, C. B. Moore, ed., Academic Press, New York, 1977. R. V. Ambartzumian, V. S. Letokhov, Acc. Chem. Res. 10, 61 (1977). N. Bloembergen, E. Yablonovitch, Physics Today, May 1968, p. 23. C. D. Cantrell, S. M. Freund, J. L. Lyman, in Laser Handbook, Vol. 3, M. L. Stitch, ed. North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1978.Google Scholar
- 3.W. FuB, W. E. Schmid, Ber. Bunsenges. Phys. Chem. 83, 1148 (1979).Google Scholar
- 5.J. P. Reilly, K. L. Kompa, J. Chem. Phys. in print. J. P. Reilly, K. L. Kompa, to be published in Advances in Mass Spectrometry, Vol. 8, (1980), Heyden & Sons, London.Google Scholar
- 6.V. S. Antonov, V. S. Letokhov, Appl. Phys., in print.Google Scholar
- 8.H. P. Grieneisen, K. Hohla, K. L. Kompa, to be published in Int. J. Mass Spectr. Ion Phys.Google Scholar
- 9.P. Hering, Y. Rabin, to be published in Chem. Phys. Lett.Google Scholar