Frontiers of Optical Spectroscopy

Investigating Extreme Physical Conditions with Advanced Optical Techniques

  • Baldassare Di Bartolo
  • Ottavio Forte

Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 168)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Lectures

    1. C. A. D. Roeser, E. Mazur
      Pages 29-54
    2. Martin Wegener
      Pages 93-186
    3. Claus Klingshirn
      Pages 221-250
    4. Giuseppe Baldacchini
      Pages 251-288
    5. C. J. Pethick, H. Smith
      Pages 395-425
  3. Interdisciplinary Lecture

  4. Long Seminars

  5. Pages 733-740
  6. Pages 741-750
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 751-756

About these proceedings


Advanced spectroscopic techniques allow the probing of very small systems and very fast phenomena, conditions that can be considered "extreme" at the present status of our experimentation and knowledge. Quantum dots, nanocrystals and single molecules are examples of the former and events on the femtosecond scale examples of the latter. The purpose of this book is to examine the realm of phenomena of such extreme type and the techniques that permit their investigations.

Each author has developed a coherent section of the program

starting at a somewhat fundamental level and ultimately reaching the frontier of knowledge in the field in a systematic and didactic fashion. The formal lectures are complemented by additional seminars.


Flop Interferometer LED Laser Transmission molecule optics particles quantum dot quantum system quantum theory quenching scattering semiconductor spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Baldassare Di Bartolo
    • 1
  • Ottavio Forte
    • 2
  1. 1.Boston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  2. 2.Raytheon Command, Control, Communications and Information SystemsSudburyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2749-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2751-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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