Introduction

  • Vladilen S. Letokhov
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Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 22)

Abstract

Tunable lasers made it possible to selectively excite practically any single quantum state of an atom or a molecule in the range of 0.1 to 10 eV. Systematic studies of the interaction of selective laser radiation with matter have been under way since around 1970, when substantial progress in quantum electronics made the experiments feasible. The development of photophysics and photochemistry with tunable lasers is a most promising achievement of science and technology of the 1970s. More than a dozen of reviews [1.1–18] and one textbook [1.19] have been published so far, and several international conferences were devoted to the subject [1.20–27]. In the present book I am trying to systematize the basic material under the guidance of research which my colleagues and I have carried out at the Institute of Spectroscopy of USSR Academy of Sciences for the last ten years.

Keywords

Mercury Propylene Uranium Coherence Expense 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladilen S. Letokhov
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  1. 1.Institute of SpectroscopyAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscow AcademgorodokRussia

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