Chapter 2. Light Sources

  1. J. García Solé,
  2. L.E. Bausá and
  3. D. Jaque

Published Online: 22 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470016043.ch2

An Introduction to the Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids

An Introduction to the Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids

How to Cite

Solé, J. G., Bausá, L.E. and Jaque, D. (2005) Light Sources, in An Introduction to the Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470016043.ch2

Author Information

  1. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 18 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470868850

Online ISBN: 9780470016046

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Keywords:

  • thermal radiation;
  • light sources;
  • laser;
  • population inversion;
  • pumping techniques;
  • optical parametric oscillation and amplification;
  • frequency-mixing techniques;
  • tunable solid state lasers;
  • resonator

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Lamps

  • The Laser

  • Types of Lasers

  • The Tunability of Laser Radiation

  • Advanced Topics: Site Selective Spectroscopy and Excited State Absorption

  • Exercises

  • References and Further Reading