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7 Tunable infrared laser spectroscopy

7 Tunable infrared laser spectroscopy Tunable infrared laser spectroscopy R. F. Curl and F. K. Tittel Departments of Chemistry and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice Quantum Institute, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA Introduction and scope The infrared region of the spectrum has been of great interest to researchers for many years with the mid- to far-IR frequency region from about 100 to 3800 cm 1 of particular interest. The vast majority of chemical substances have vibrational fundamentals in this region, and the absorption of light by these fundamentals provides a nearly universal means for their detection. For many years, work in this area with dispersive spectrometers was hampered by the low spectral brightness of blackbody sources. This situation has changed dramatically with the widespread use of Fourier transform infrared spectrometers with their multiplex advantage largely overcoming the low source intensity problem. To a lesser, but still very significant and growing extent, the development of tunable infrared laser sources is contributing to the development of infrared spectroscopy. The purpose of this review is to describe recent research in tunable infrared laser spectroscopy. This review covers recent developments in three areas: tunable infrared laser sources, techniques for tunable laser infrared spectroscopy and applications of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Reports Section "C" (Physical Chemistry) Royal Society of Chemistry

7 Tunable infrared laser spectroscopy

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Royal Society of Chemistry
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0260-1826
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1460-4787
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10.1039/b111194a
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Abstract

Tunable infrared laser spectroscopy R. F. Curl and F. K. Tittel Departments of Chemistry and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice Quantum Institute, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA Introduction and scope The infrared region of the spectrum has been of great interest to researchers for many years with the mid- to far-IR frequency region from about 100 to 3800 cm 1 of particular interest. The vast majority of chemical substances have vibrational fundamentals in this region, and the absorption of light by these fundamentals provides a nearly universal means for their detection. For many years, work in this area with dispersive spectrometers was hampered by the low spectral brightness of blackbody sources. This situation has changed dramatically with the widespread use of Fourier transform infrared spectrometers with their multiplex advantage largely overcoming the low source intensity problem. To a lesser, but still very significant and growing extent, the development of tunable infrared laser sources is contributing to the development of infrared spectroscopy. The purpose of this review is to describe recent research in tunable infrared laser spectroscopy. This review covers recent developments in three areas: tunable infrared laser sources, techniques for tunable laser infrared spectroscopy and applications of

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Annual Reports Section "C" (Physical Chemistry)Royal Society of Chemistry

Published: Jul 16, 2002

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