Introduction

  • Wolfgang Demtröder
Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Abstract

Most of our knowledge about the structure of atoms and molecules is based on spectroscopic investigations. Thus spectroscopy has made an outstanding contribution to the present state of atomic and molecular physics, to chemistry, and to molecular biology. Information on molecular structure and on the interaction of molecules with their surroundings may be derived in various ways from the absorption or emission spectra generated when electromagnetic radiation interacts with matter.

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Coherence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Demtröder
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  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikUniversität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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