Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Gerard P. Morgan, William M. Yen
    Pages 77-122
  3. Brian Henderson, Kevin P. O'Donnell
    Pages 123-166
  4. Dana D. Dlott
    Pages 167-200
  5. Claus Klingshirn
    Pages 201-256
  6. P. Craig Taylor
    Pages 257-298
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 299-307

About this book


Laser-based optical spectroscopies are powerful and versatile techniques that are continuing to evolve and find new applications. This book presents reviews of recent progress in our understanding of the spectra and dynamical processes of optically excited states of condensed matter, focusing on the advances made possible by the application of laser-based optical spectroscopies. Reviews are given of the optical properties of crystalline and amorphous semiconducting materials and structures, the properties of defect centers in insulators, two-photon nonlinear processes in insulators, optical energy diffusion in inorganic materials, and relaxation in organic materials. The individual chapters emphasize the methodology common to the various investigations. The volume is designed to be suitable as an introduction to applied laser spectroscopy of solids, as well as providing an update on the status of the field.


Diffusion laser laser spectroscopy optical properties semiconductor spectroscopy structure

Editors and affiliations

  • William M. Yen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50154-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45939-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0303-4216
  • Series Online ISSN 1437-0859
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