The development and performance of laser techniques for obtaining resonance Raman spectra in the far ultraviolet region will be described. Examples of spectra with radiation as short as 141.2 nm are presented. The utility of this technique as a method for providing valuable new information about excited electronic states and high energy vibrational transitions is illustrated with several examples. The prospects for extension of this technique to even shorter wavelengths and the generation of tunable radiation in this region will be discussed with emphasis on the use of β-barium borate for harmonic generation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics