Emphasis was given to the physical processes giving rise to spectral line profiles seen in adsorption, emission, and the scattering of radiation by plasmas and neutral gases. Also included are papers concerned with the coupling of collisional and radiative processes.
Line profiles are used in the study of fundamental atomic and molecular interactions and as a diagnostic tool for many media (gas discharges, flames, plasmas and astrophysical objects.) With tunable, high resolution lasers, fundamental spectroscopy and new diagnostic techniques have assumed forefront interest.
- Chapter I. Line Broadening and Shifts in Low to Moderately Dense Plasmas
- Chapter II. Resonances in The Continuum
- Chapter III. Hot and Dense (Laser Produced) Plasmas
- Chapter IV. Collisional Broadening and Intermolecular Potentials
- Chapter V. Molecular Broadening, Excimers, and Collision Induced Spectroscopy
- Chapter VI. Collisional Redistribution, Laser Assisted Collision Processes, and Kinetic Effects
- Chapter VII. Coherent and Nonlinear Spectroscopy
- Chapter VIII. Lineshapes in Astrophysics
- Chapter IX. Short Wavelength Lasers
- Author Index
- Subject Index
ISBN 0-937194-09-3, 1987, Hardcover, 646 pages