This work describes experimental techniques using laser spectroscopy and presents specific practical applications for this technology in many fields, including physics, engineering, chemistry, medicine and bioscience. The general spectroscopic features of molecules are delineated; transition metal and rare earth complexes are examined; and transition selection rules are explained.
". . .presents[s] a collection of interesting applications for laser spectroscopy with a particular concentration on unusual applications. There are nearly 100 examples described. . . .of most interest to chemists, but there is much in [the book] that applies to physicists and engineers as well. "
---Journal of the American Chemical Society
Interaction of light with molecules - an overview; components of spectroscopic instrumentation; adsorption-based laser spectroscopy; photoluminescence intensity-based laser spectroscopy; photoluminescence life-time-based laser spectroscopy; laser Raman spectroscopy; selected applications of laser spectroscopy; selected spectroscopic techniques; lasers and emerging spectroscopies.