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Laser Raman Spectroscopy

  • Wolfgang Demtröder
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 5)

Abstract

For many years Raman spectroscopy has been a powerful tool for the investigation of molecular vibrations and rotations. In the pre-laser era, however, its main drawback had been lack of sufficiently intense radiation sources. The introduction of lasers therefore has indeed revolutionized this classical field of spectroscopy. Lasers have not only greatly enhanced the sensitivity of spontaneous Raman spectroscopy but they have furthermore initiated new spectroscopic techniques, based on the stimulated Raman effect, such as coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) or hyper-Raman spectroscopy. The research activities in laser Raman spectroscopy have recently shown an impressive expansion and a vast literature on this field is available. In this chapter we summarize only briefly the basic background of the Raman effect and present some experimental techniques which have been developed. For more thorough studies of this interesting field the textbooks and reviews given in [9.1–4] are recommended.

Keywords

Raman Spectroscopy Raman Line Ruby Laser Raman Effect Incident Laser Beam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Demtröder
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  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikUniversität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternFed. Rep. of Germany

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