Photochemical Hole Burning

  • W. Richter
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 46)


Photochemical hole buring (PHB) is a laser spectroscopy method for measuring quasihomogeneous linewidths in the presence of inhomogenous line broadening (for a recent survey see 1). The holes, which are burnt with laser irradiation, appear as small indentations in the absorption spectra of dye molecules which are doped into a polymer or glass in minute concentrations.


Black Reaction Solvent Shift Inhomogenous Line Logarithmic Time Scale Photochemical Quantum Yield 
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  1. 1).
    J. Friedrich and d. Haarer in “Optical Spectroscopy of Glasses”, ed. I. Zschokke, Reidel Publ. Comp. 1986Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Richter
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  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversitat BayreuthBayreuthGermany

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