Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 12 November 2015

416 Pages


ISBN: 9780198742975

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AQ)

Laser Experiments for Chemistry and Physics

Robert N. Compton and Michael A. Duncan

  • Introduces the characteristics and operation of lasers through laboratory experiments designed for the undergraduate curricula in Chemistry and Physics
  • Background chapters on optics, laser fundamentals, examples of modern lasers, laser safety, spectroscopy and quantum calculations
  • Different kinds of lasers are described as well as their capabilities and applications
  • Chapters describe the properties of light, the history of laser invention, the atomic, molecular and optical principles behind how lasers work, and the kinds of lasers available today
  • Experiments range in complexity from simple in-class demonstrations to more elaborate configurations for advanced students
  • Quantum chemistry calculations integrated throughout experiments
  • Advanced material on laser desorption mass spectrometry and tunable laser atomic and molecular spectroscopy
  • Useful for undergraduates students in advanced lab classes, for instructors designing these classes, or for graduate students beginning a career in laser science

Also of Interest