Interaction of Laser Radiation and Matter

  • Axel DongesEmail author
  • Reinhard Noll
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 188)


Initially the particle concept of light is explained. Then we present the different kinds of interaction of light and matter. We start with the reflection and refraction, followed by the discussion of linear and non-linear absorption of light. The most important light scattering processes are described: Rayleigh, Mie and Raman scattering. Finally, the frequency doubling and the optical Doppler effect is treated.


Refractive Index Phase Velocity Spontaneous Emission Light Wave Polarization Direction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.nta Hochschule Isny—University of Applied SciencesIsnyGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer-Institut für LasertechnikAachenGermany

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