A. Limitations of classical and laser-spectroscopic techniques: Classical spectroscopy with monochromators vs. Laser- and Fourier-transform-spectroscopy. Laser atomic absorption spectroscopy. Laser induced fluorescence. Doppler-limited and Doppler-free spectroscopy.
B. Advantages of nonconventional classic- and laser-spectroscopic techniques: Fourier-transform spectroscopy. Optogalvanic, optoacoustic and thermionic detection. Spectroscopy of waves in low-pressure plasmas.
C. Modulation spectroscopy: Opto-electronic characteristics of semiconductor laser diodes. Methods of wavelength stabilization and tuning of SLD's. Wavelength, frequency- and phase- modulation spectroscopy. Simultaneous modulation and demodulation of radiation of several laser diodes.
D. Application of nonconventional techniques: new wavelength standards, detection of oscillations in plasmas, trace element detection, detection of pollutants in the atmosphere.
- Wolfgang Demtröder, "Laser Spectroscopy", Vol. 1: Basic Principles, Springer 2008, ISBN-10: 3540734155 Edition: 4th
- Wolfgang Demtröder, "Laser Spectroscopy", Vol. 2: Experimental Techniques, Springer 2008, ISBN-10: 3540749527 Edition: 4th
- Alan Corney, "Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy", Oxford 2006, ISBN-10: 0199211450, Edition: 2nd