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 Provisional Recommendations

Analytical Chemistry Division
Commission on Spectrochemical and Other Optical Procedures for Analysis

Nomenclature, Symbols, Units and their Usage in Spectrochemical Analysis - XVII Laser-based molecular spectrometry for chemical analysis: absorption

Prepared by G. Gauglitz and D.S. Moore

This document, part XVII of this series, deals with the fundamentals and applications of laser absorption spectroscopy used in laser-based molecular spectroscopy for chemical analysis. It has four main sections: fundamentals of laser absorption spectroscopy, Doppler-limited spectroscopy, sub-Doppler laser spectroscopy, and time-resolved laser spectroscopy.

Basic aspects of spectral resolution limited by the Doppler width of molecular absorption are treated, application of single mode or multi-mode lasers is discussed, approaches to high-resolution sub-Doppler laser spectroscopy are given, and applications are discussed.

This document does not cover laser-induced effects causing luminescence, which are covered in
Part XVI [Pure Appl. Chem. 69(7), 1435-1449 (1997)], or scattering processes covered in Part XVIII [Pure Appl. Chem. 69(7) 1481-1468 (1997)]. Some relevant common terms have already been defined in Part XVI and are not redefined in this document.

Comments by 1 September 1998
Prof. Dr. D.S. Moore

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