Modern Techniques in Optical Spectroscopy

  • R. C. Powell


This chapter outlines some of the recently developed, important experimental techniques of optical spectroscopy. Since most of these are associated with the application of lasers, the first section summarizes the presently available tunable laser systems and the new types of spectroscopies available through the special properties of laser excitation sources. These include ultra-high resolution spectroscopy, nonlinear spectroscopy, ultra-fast time spectroscopy, and coherent transient effects. The subsequent sections discuss in detail two applications of laser spectroscopy of solids. The first of these is site selection spectroscopy for investigating energy migration among impurity ions in different crystal field sites. The final section reviews the methods which have recently been developed to directly measure radiationless transitions.


Optical Spectroscopy Modern Technique Energy Migration Photoacoustic Spectroscopy Radiationless Transition 


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  • R. C. Powell
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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