Optical spectroscopy concerns itself with the interaction between light and matter. In this lecture we present a theoretical framework to discuss the absorption, emission, and luminescence properties of atomic and molecular systems. Experimental techniques will be discussed, including modern and state-of-the-art techniques used in the environmental (e.g., infrared trace gas detection) and life sciences (such as Raman non-linear spectroscopies).

Chapter 1-2 (Light, A Short History)
Chapter 3 (Interaction of EM Radiation with Atoms and Molecules)
Chapter 4 (Infrared Molecular Spectroscopy)
Chapter 5 (Raman Spectroscopy)
Chapter 6 (Electronic Spectroscopy)
Chapter 7 (Photoelectron Spectroscopy)
Chapter 8 (Laser Induced Fluorescence)
Chapter 9 (Solid State Spectroscopy)
Chapter 10 (Detection Techniques)
Chapter 11 (Frequency Comb Spectroscopy)