Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Solids

This report presents an account of the course "Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Solids: Advances and Applications" held in Erice, Italy, from June 16 to 30, 1993.

Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Solids

This report presents an account of the course "Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Solids: Advances and Applications" held in Erice, Italy, from June 16 to 30, 1993. This meeting was organized by the International School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy of the "Ettore Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture. The purpose of this course was to present and discuss physical models, mathematical formalisms, experimental techniques, and applications relevant to the subject of nonlinear spectroscopy of solid state materials. The universal availability and application of lasers in spectroscopy has led to the widespread observation of nonlinear effects in the spectroscopy of materials. Nonlinear spectroscopy encompasses many physical phenomena which have their origin in the monochromaticity, spectral brightness, coherence, power density and tunability of laser sources. Conventional spectroscopy assumes a linear dependence between the applied electromagnetic field and the induced polarization of atoms and molecules. The validity of this assumption rests on the fact that even the most powerful conventional sources of light produce a light intensity which is not strong enough to equalize the rate of stimulated emission and that of the experimentally observed decay. A different situation may arise when laser light sources are used, particularly pulsed lasers. The use of such light sources can make the probability of induced emission comparable to, or even greater than, the probability of the observed decay; in such cases the nonlinearity of the response of the system is revealed by the experimental data and new properties, not detectable by conventional spectroscopy, will emerge.

Laser Spectroscopy and Nonlinear Optics of Solids

In this book the present status of the field is reviewed by researchers who have made significant contributions to the development of this frontier area.

Laser Spectroscopy and Nonlinear Optics of Solids

Laser spectroscopy in solids has become one of the most exciting fields in solid state physics. Its importance has become particularly apparent since the advent of a number of new materials - both organic and inorganic - whose nonlinear optical properties can be used to generate laser beams over a wide spectroscopic range. In laboratories all over the world efforts are being made to produce new nonlinear optical materials which have attractive features for spectroscopic work. In this book the present status of the field is reviewed by researchers who have made significant contributions to the development of this frontier area. Is is an excellent introduction for anyone beginning research on the nonlinear optics of solids.

Laser Spectroscopy of Solids II

These fundamental questions, together with the possibility of extensive new experimental observations, should keep the nonlinear spectroscopy of rare earth ...

Laser Spectroscopy of Solids II

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.

Biophotonics Spectroscopy Imaging Sensing and Manipulation

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY B. Di Bartolo, ... Excited States in Solids 1993 – Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Solids: Advances and ...

Biophotonics  Spectroscopy  Imaging  Sensing  and Manipulation

This volume describes an impressive array of the current photonic-related technologies being used in the investigation of biological systems. The topics include various types of microscopy (fluorescence correlation microscopy, two-photon microscopy), sensitive detection of biological molecules, nano-surgery techniques, fluorescence resonance energy transfer, nano-plasmonics, terahertz spectroscopy, and photosynthetic energy conversion. The emphasis is on the physical principles behind each technique, and on examining the advantages and limitations of each.The book begins with an overview by Paras Prasad, a leader in the field of biophotonics, of several important optical techniques currently used for studying biological systems. In the subsequent chapters these techniques are discussed in depth, providing the reader with a detailed understanding of the basic physical principles at work. An excellent treatment of terahertz spectroscopy demonstrates how photonics is being extended beyond the visible region. Recent results in the use of femtosecond lasers as a tool to porate cell walls demonstrate that the manipulation of light can be used as a tool for the study and the treatment of biological systems. The field of Bio-photonics is broad and still growing, so cannot be covered comprehensively in one volume. But here the reader will find an introduction to some of the major tools used for studying biological systems, and at the same time a detailed, first-principles treatment of the physics behind these tools.

Nonlinear Optical Properties of Impurity doped Solids

Theoretical and experimental studies of the novel saturation characteristics of this material under steady-state and modulated excitation are presented.

Nonlinear Optical Properties of Impurity doped Solids


Nonlinear Waves in Solid State Physics

This book is based on the contributions to the 17th International School of Materials Sci ence and Technology, entitled Nonlinear Waves in Solid State Physics.

Nonlinear Waves in Solid State Physics

This book is based on the contributions to the 17th International School of Materials Sci ence and Technology, entitled Nonlinear Waves in Solid State Physics. This was held as a NATO Advanced Study Institute at the Ettore Majorana Centre in Erice, Sicily between the st th 1 and 15 July 1989, and attracted almost 100 participants from over 20 different countries. The book covers the fundamental properties of nonlinear waves in solid state materials, dealing with both theory and experiment. The aim is to emphasise the methods underpinning the important new developments in this area. The material is organised into subject areas that can broadly be classified into the following groups: the theory of nonlinear surface and guided waves in self-focusing magnetic and non-magnetic materials; nonlinear effects at in terfaces; nonlinear acoustoelectronic and surface acoustic waves; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of nonlinear problems; nonlinear effects in optical fibres; resonance phenomena; and nonlinear integrated optics. The chapters have been grouped together according to these classifications as closely as possible, but it should be borne in mind that although there is much overlap of ideas, each chapter is essentially independent of the others. We would like to acknowledge the sponsorship of the NATO Scientific Affairs Division, the European Physical Society, the National Science Foundation of the USA, the European Research Office, the Italian Ministry of Education, the Italian Ministry of Scientific and Technological Research, the Sicilian Regional Government and the Ugo Bordoni Foundation.

Semiconductor Optics

Optical Properties of Excited States in Solids (1991), NATO ASI Ser. B 301, Plenum Press, New York (1994) g. Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Solids: Advances and ...

Semiconductor Optics

New chapters add coverage of current topics such as cavity polaritons, photonic structures, bulk semiconductors and structures of reduced dimensionality. The mathematics is kept as elementary as possible, sufficient for an intuitive understanding of the experimental results and techniques treated.

New Many Body Theories on Soft X Ray Spectroscopy of Insulating Solids

... the Non-Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering Spectroscopy Nonlinear coupling ... of the central subjects in the solid state physics for a long time [1].

New Many Body Theories on Soft X Ray Spectroscopy of Insulating Solids

This book presents new, promising theories on soft X-ray spectroscopy. As third generation synchrotron light sources have started operating, more precise and sophisticated theories on X-ray spectroscopy are needed. In particular, many-body effects on optical spectroscopy are the hottest topic in solid state physics, since they seem to break conventional mean field pictures completely. Conceptual and instructive theories on X-ray scattering, photoemission, and light absorption spectroscopy for many-body systems are introduced in this book. In addition, many important and lasting experiments are referred to, and compared with the authors' theories.

Spectroscopy of Systems with Spatially Confined Structures

[ 106 ] Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Solids , Advances and Applications , B. Di Bartolo , ed . , Plenum Press , New York , 1994 .

Spectroscopy of Systems with Spatially Confined Structures


Progress in Electron Properties of Solids

As outlined in the introduction nonlinear spectroscopy of transitions which are simultaneously allowed for one-photon transitions (linear spectroscopy) show ...

Progress in Electron Properties of Solids

This volume on the novelties in the electronic properties of solids appears in occasion of Franco Bassani sixtieth birthday, and is dedicated to honour a scientific activity which has contributed so much of the development of this very active area of research. It is re markable that this book can cover so large a part of the current research on electronic properties of solids by contributions from Bassani's former students, collaborators at different stages of his scientific life, and physicists from all over the world who have been in close scientific relationship with him. A personal flavour therefore accompanies a number of the papers of this volume, which are both up-to-date reports on present research and original recollections of the early events of modern solid state physics. The volume begins with a few contributions dealing with theoretical procedures for electronic energy levels, a primary step toward the interpretation of structural and optical properties of extended and confined systems. Other papers concern the interacting state of electrons with light (polaritons) and the effect of the coupling of electrons with lattice vibrations, with emphasis on the thermal behaviour of the electron levels and on such experimental procedures as piezospectroscopy. Electron-lattice interaction in external magnetic field and transport-related properties due to high light excitation are also con sidered. The impact of synchroton radiation on condensed matter spectroscopy is dis cussed in a topical contribution, and optical measurements are presented for extended and impurity levels.

Optical Properties Of Solids Proceedings Of The Taiwan japan Workshop On Solid state Optical Spectroscopy

This proceedings volume contains review articles on solid-state spectroscopies by leading researchers in Japan and Taiwan.

Optical Properties Of Solids   Proceedings Of The Taiwan japan Workshop On Solid state Optical Spectroscopy

This proceedings volume contains review articles on solid-state spectroscopies by leading researchers in Japan and Taiwan. Topics include excitons and biexcitons, size effects in quantum dots and microcrystals, nonlinear optical properties, optical spectra of disordered systems, electronic and optical properties of metal-dielectric and semiconductor superlattices, photoemission, Raman spectroscopy, and photoreflectance studies on solids.

Nonlinear Optics in Solids

This book is based on the lectures and contributed papers presented at this international summer school, which was held in the period 31 July-4 Au gust 1989.

Nonlinear Optics in Solids

In recent years one has witnessed in physics a substantial increase in interest in carrying out fundamental studies in the nonlinear optics of condensed matter. At the Danish universities, this increase has been especially pronounced at the Institute of Physics at the University of Aalborg, where the main activities are centered around fundamental research within the domains of nonlinear quantum optics, nonlinear optics of metals and superconductors, and nonlinear surface optics. In recognition of this it was decided to arrange the first international summer school on nonlinear optics in Denmark at the Institute of Physics at the University of Aalborg. This book is based on the lectures and contributed papers presented at this international summer school, which was held in the period 31 July-4 Au gust 1989. About 60 experienced and younger scientists from 12 different countries participated. Twenty-eight lectures were given by 14 distinguished scientists from the United States, Italy, France, Germany, Scotland, England, and Denmark. In addition to the lectures given by the invited speakers, 11 contributed papers were presented. The programme of the summer school em phasized a treatment of basic physical properties of the nonlinear interaction of light and condensed matter and both theoretical and experimental aspects were covered. Furthermore, general principles as well as topics of current interest in the research literature were discussed.

Advances in Energy Transfer Processes

R. Reisfeld, “New Materials for Nonlinear Optics”, ... In Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Solids. Advances and Applications. Ed. By B. Di Bartolo.

Advances in Energy Transfer Processes

This book describes advances in both experimental and theoretical treatments in the field of energy transfer processes that are relevant to various fields, such as spectroscopy, laser technology, phosphors, artificial solar energy conversion, and photobiology. It presents the principles and available techniques through specific examples. In addition, it examines current and possible applications, including the most recent developments, and projects future advances and research possibilities in the field.