The nature of light and its interaction with matter
(2015) p.120 Abstract
 This chapter provides a physical background to the following ones. It describes the particle and wave properties of light and the diffraction, polarization, refraction, reflection, and absorption of light and statistics of photon emission and absorption. Planck’s law of heat radiation is described in various mathematical and graphical ways. One section is devoted to a simplified description of the propagation of light in absorbing and scattering media. The final sections are devoted to interactions between light and matter: spectra of and energy levels in atoms and molecules, the relation between absorption and emission spectra, the molecular geometry of absorption and emission, and the transfer of electronic excitation energy between... (More)
 This chapter provides a physical background to the following ones. It describes the particle and wave properties of light and the diffraction, polarization, refraction, reflection, and absorption of light and statistics of photon emission and absorption. Planck’s law of heat radiation is described in various mathematical and graphical ways. One section is devoted to a simplified description of the propagation of light in absorbing and scattering media. The final sections are devoted to interactions between light and matter: spectra of and energy levels in atoms and molecules, the relation between absorption and emission spectra, the molecular geometry of absorption and emission, and the transfer of electronic excitation energy between molecules, including the Förster mechanism, triplet states, and the photobiologically important properties of the dioxygen molecule (Less)
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 author
 Björn, Lars Olof ^{LU}
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 publishing date
 2015
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 Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding
 publication status
 published
 subject
 keywords
 particle, wave, interference, diffraction, polarization, photon statistics, heat radiation, refraction, reflection, scattering, spectrum, quantum, energy transfer, Förster mechanism, surface plansmon, coherence, orbital angular momentum, singlet oxygen
 categories
 Higher Education
 host publication
 Photobiology: The Science of Light and Life (3rd ed.)
 editor
 Björn, Lars Olof and
 pages
 1  20
 publisher
 Springer
 external identifiers

 scopus:84944062565
 ISBN
 9781493914678 (print)
 9781493914685 (eBook)
 DOI
 10.1007/9781493914685_1
 project
 Photobiology
 language
 English
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 yes
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 dbe002c7fe7b490389547b9cc5b280d4 (old id 5101369)
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 20150227 14:41:56
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