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Laser Chemistry
Volume 1, Issue 5, Pages 211-342

Multiple-Photon Infrared Laser Photophysics and Photochemistry. I

Institute of Spectroscopy, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow region, Troitsk 142092, Russia

Received 5 November 1981

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This paper begins our review paper on the multiple-photon excitation of molecules by intense infrared laser light. The whole review will be given in installments. In this first part we bring forward certain general concepts on spectroscopy, molecular physics and chemical kinetics essential for understanding the later material.