Applied Physics B

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 199–208 | Cite as

Lasers for chemical applications

  • F. P. Schäfer


The characteristics of lamps and lasers are contrasted from the viewpoint of a photochemist. The number of potential photochemical applications of lasers is shown to be vastly greater than that using conventional lamps. Several examples are given, which are only made feasible by the special properties of laser light.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. P. Schäfer
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  1. 1.Abteilung LaserphysikMax-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische ChemieGöttingenFed. Rep. Germany

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