Advances in Laser Chemistry

Proceedings of the Conference on Advances in Laser Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, March 20–22, 1978

  • Ahmed H. Zewail
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Laser-Induced Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. P. Reilly, J. H. Clark, C. B. Moore, G. C. Pimentel
      Pages 43-47
    3. K. V. Redely, R. G. Bray, M. J. Berry
      Pages 48-61
    4. A. Baronavski, J. E. Butler, J. W. Hudgens, M. C. Lin, J. R. McDonald, M. E. Umstead
      Pages 62-70
    5. J. H. Clark, K. M. Leary, T. R. Loree, L. B. Harding
      Pages 74-81
    6. D. Coulter, H. Reisler, C. Wittig, D. Dows
      Pages 82-87
  3. Picosecond Processes and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. G. W. Robinson, T. A. Caughey, R. A. Auerbach
      Pages 108-125
    3. P. M. Rentzepis, K. J. Kaufmann, P. Avouris, T. Kobayashi, E. O. Degenkolb
      Pages 126-144
    4. C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen
      Pages 145-148
    5. K. J. Choi, L. A. Hallidy, H. B. Lin, M. R. Topp
      Pages 155-162
    6. K. K. Smith, K. J. Kaufmann
      Pages 163-169
    7. G. A. Kenney-Wallace
      Pages 170-178
    8. T. Kobayashi, Y. Shichida, T. Yoshizawa, S. Nagakura
      Pages 179-186
    9. G. W. Scott, L. D. Talley, A. J. Cox
      Pages 187-194
  4. Non-Linear Optical Spectroscopy and Dephasing Processes

  5. Multiphoton Excitation in Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. R. A. Marcus, D. W. Noid, M. L. Koszykowski
      Pages 298-307
    3. Aa. Sudbø, P. Schulz, D. Krajnovich, Y. R. Shen, Y. T. Lee
      Pages 308-319
    4. D. H. Parker, J. O. Berg, M. A. El-Sayed
      Pages 320-335
    5. R. J. M. Anderson, T. M. Stachelek, W. M. McClain
      Pages 336-342
    6. R. R. Birge, J. A. Bennett, H. L.-B. Fang, G. E. Leroi
      Pages 347-354
    7. D. S. Bomse, R. L. Woodin, J. L. Beauchamp
      Pages 362-373
  6. Molecular Dynamics by Molecular Beams

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. R. B. Bernstein
      Pages 384-397
    3. L. Wharton, D. Auerbach, D. Levy, R. Smalley
      Pages 408-425
    4. T. E. Gough, R. E. Miller, G. Scoles
      Pages 433-436
    5. R. Naaman, D. M. Lubman, R. N. Zare
      Pages 437-442

About these proceedings


The laser as a radiation source with temporal and spatial coherence has made a tremendous impact in the different fields of science. As a result, new and exciting research has been developing allover the world. Laser spectro­ scopy shares a large fraction of this research, and in the last decade nu­ merous books and monographs have been published on this subject. Most of these books and monographs contain the work done in the physics community. Very few books represent the advances made in laser chemistry, a field that is flourishing and whose future is indeed very exciting. It was felt that a meeting that focused on the important questions being asked in the chemistry community, and on new and possible directions in laser chemistry, was needed. This three-day conference, held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, on March 20-22, 1978, covered five important areas in laser chemistry: Laser-induced chemistry, picosecond processes and techniques, nonlinear optical spectroscopy and dephasing processes, multiphoton exci­ tation in molecules, and molecular dynamics by molecular beams.


Absorption Atom Sorption catalysis collision dynamics fluorescence laser molecule photochemistry photon spectra spectroscopy structure ultraviolet

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmed H. Zewail
    • 1
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67056-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67054-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6218
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