Modern Methods of Optical Spectroscopy

  • Hermann Haken
  • Hans Christoph Wolf
Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)


We have come to know optical spectroscopy in the preceding chapters as the most important method for the investigation of the electronic shells of atoms and for understanding atomic structure. We have seen that in many cases, extremely small splittings or shifts of the spectral lines must be determined with a high spectral resolution. Progress in our knowledge of atomic structure and of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics has only been possible through a continuous process of improvements in experimental techniques.


Rabi Frequency High Spectral Resolution Laser Cool Coherent Superposition Quantum Beat 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
    • 1
  • Hans Christoph Wolf
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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