This module provides an understanding of the properties of lasers and modes of action of modern lasers and an overview of the diverse ways in which lasers are used in chemical applications.
Laser action, properties of lasers, continuous wave versus pulsed.
High resolution applications, cavity ring down spectroscopy, scattering, pump-probe spectroscopy, molecular beams and the study of van der Waals complexes.
Lasers in the time-domain
Dynamics of bimolecular reactions, observation of transition state species; femtochemistry and coherent control of chemical reactions; applications in gas phase electron diffraction studies.
Chemistry Core Modules 1-4