Laser Excitation of Optical Spectra

  • D. A. Ramsay
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 12)


A brief description is given of the characteristics and types of lasers available. The use of lasers for the excitation of molecular spectra, especially resonance fluorescence spectra, is illustrated with examples. The technique of saturation spectroscopy, or “inverse Lamb-dip” spectroscopy, as a means for achieving ultrahigh resolution is discussed. The application of high-powered lasers to the observation of two-photon spectra, both with and without Doppler broadening, is also discussed.


Laser Excitation Ruby Laser Hyperfine Component Ultrahigh Resolution Resonance Fluorescence Spectrum 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Ramsay
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  1. 1.National Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada

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