Lasers and Applications

  • Gerd Leuchs


The development of the laser has led to the availability of coherent light beams of small divergence with high power and small spectral bandwidth spanning the range from VUV (vacuum ultraviolet) to FIR (far infrared). Lasers have been used in many applications in engineering, medicine, chemistry and pure research. As the whole field of laser applications is far too large to be covered in a few lectures four subjects have been selected here, namely
  • dye laser and high resolution spectroscopy,

  • remote sensing of the atmosphere,

  • laser isotope separation,

  • lasers in chemistry.


Probe Beam Laser Line Atomic Beam Doppler Width High Resolution Spectroscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Leuchs
    • 1
  1. 1.Sektion PhysikUniversität MünchenGarchingWest Germany

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