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Application of Lasers to Trace Analysis in the Atmosphere and Experiments with Single Atoms

  • H. Walther
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 119)

Abstract

The laser is an ideal instrument for determining properties of the atmosphere by absorption and scattering processes: its high spectral density and low divergence are especially useful for such measurements. Lasers with continuous and discrete tunability can be used to measure specific components selectively. In the following a brief survey of methods used to date is given and new results reported.

Keywords

Laser Field Rabi Frequency Electronic Ground State Rydberg State Graphite Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Walther
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  1. 1.Sektion PhysikUniversität Müchen and Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany

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