Polarized Light in Optics and Spectroscopy

Polarized Light in Optics and Spectroscopy

ISBN: 0124149758

ISBN 13: 9780124149755

Publication Date: July 12, 1990

Publisher: Academic Press

Pages: 440

Format: Hardcover

Authors: David S. Kliger, James W. Lewis

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This comprehensive introduction to polarized light provides students and researchers with the background and the specialized knowledge needed to fully utilize polarized light. It provides a basic introduction to the interaction of light with matter for those unfamiliar with photochemistry and photophysics. An in-depth discussion of polarizing optics is also given. Different analytical techniques are introduced and compared and introductions to the use of polarized light in various forms of spectroscopy are provided.

Starts at a basic level and develops tools for research problems
Discusses practical devices for controlling polarized light
Compares the Jones, Mueller, and Poincar' sphere methods of analysis

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