Applied Spectroscopy

In cooperation with industry prospects for laser separation of isotopes of the element Gd are investigated. The goal is to establish efficient routes for the selective ionization of the required isotopes in a multi-step laser-excitation process as well as to address the question of related laser development. With cavity-ringdown spectroscopy absolute absorption cross sections of molecules relevant for the atmosphere are measured as input data for the interpretation of satellite observations of the earth. In ongoing efforts to develop user-friendly, efficient and more cost-effective all-solid-state laser systems work in the field of optical parametric oscillators is in progress, aiming at the realisation of single-longitudinal mode pulsed and single frequency continuous systems.