This book examines the variety of potential laser diagnostic techniques and presents a considerable theoretical foundation elucidating physics relevant to the laser diagnostics. It explains the Raman-based approaches for major species and temperature measurements.
1. Survey of Laser Diagnostics 2. Background Physics 3. Experimental Considerations 4. Application Considerations 5. Spontaneous Raman and Rayleigh Scattering 6. Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy (CARS) 7. Laser-Induced Fluorescence (LIF) 8. Coherent Methods for Minor Species 9. Field Techniques