Some selected books and reviews related to our research interests are listed below

Laser technology


F. K. Kneubühl und M. W. Sigrist, Laser, Teubner Studienbücher (Teubner, Stuttgart, 1999).

O. Svelto, Principles of Lasers (Plenum Press, 1998).

W. T. Silvast, Laser Fundamentals (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996).

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics (Wiley, New York, 1975).

A E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, 1986).

Dye Lasers

F. P. Schäfer, Dye Lasers (Springer, Berlin, 1977).

F. J. Duarte and L. W. Hillman, Dye Laser Principles with Applications (Academic Press, Boston, 1990).

F.J. Duarte, High-Power Dye Lasers (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).

Femtosecond lasers

J. Herrmann und B. Wilhelmi, Laser für ultrakurze Lichtimpulse (Physikverlag, Weinheim, 1984).

J.-C. Diels and W. Rudolph, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena. Fundamentals, Techniques, and Applications on a Femtosecond Time Scale (Academic Press, San Diego, 2001).

C. Rullière (Ed.), Femtosecond Laser Pulses. Principles and Experiments. With numerous experiments (Springer, New York, 2004).

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, Ultrafast Lasers. Technology and Applications (Marcel Dekker, 2003).

Polymer lasers

D. D. McGehee and A. J. Heeger, Advanced Mater. 22 (2000) 1655.

S. V. Frolov, M. Shkunov, A. Fujii, K. Yoshino, and Z. V. Vardeny, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 36 (2000) 1.

U. Lemmer, A. Haugeneger, C. Kallinger, and J. Feldmann, in : Semiconducting Polymers. Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, edited by G. Hadziioannou and P. van Hutten (Wiley, VHC, Weinheim, 1999), p. 309.

Nonlinear Optics

Y. R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics (Wiley, New York, 1984).

M. Schubert and B. Wilhelmi, Nonlinear Optics and Quantum Electronics (Wiley, New York, 1986).

R. L. Sutherland, Handbook of Nonlinear Optics (Marcel Dekker, New York, 1996).

I. G. Dimitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer, New York, 1991).

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, 2nd Ed. (Academic Press, San Diego, 2003).

Linear Optics

F. A. Jenkins and H. E. White, Fundamentals of Optics, 4th Ed. (McGraw-Hill, 1976).

E. Hecht and A. Zajak, Optics (Addison-Wesley, Reading, 1974).

E. Hecht, Optics, 3rd Ed. (Oldenbourg, München, 2001).

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1983).

Linear Spectroscopy

W. Demtröder, Laser Spectroscopy (Springer, Berlin, 1996).

C. A. Parker, Photoluminescence of Solutions (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1968).

J. B. Birks, Photophysics of Aromatic Molecules (Wiley-Interscience, London, 1970).

J. R. Lakowicz, Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Thirst Edition (Plenum Press, New York, 1983).

J. R. Lakowicz, Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Second Edition (Kluwer Acad. / Plenum Press, New York, 1999).

M. Montalti, A. Credi, L. Prodi, M. T. Gandolfi,        
Handbook of Photochemistry. 3rd Edition, (CRC Taylor&Francis, Boca Raton, 2006).

N. J. Turro, Modern Molecular Photochemistry (Benjamin, Menlo Park, 1978).

N. J. Turro, V. Ramamurthy, J. C. Scaiano, Principles of Molecular Photochemistry. An Introduction. University Science Books, saussalito, California, 2009.

S. P. McGlynn, T. Azzumi, and M. Kinoshita, Molecular Spectroscopy of the Triplet State (Pentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1969).

Ultrafast Spectroscopy

S. L. Shapiro (Ed.), Ultrashort Light Pulses. Picosecond Techniques and Applications (Springer, Berlin, 1977).

W. Kaiser (Ed.), Ultrashort Laser Pulses and Applications (Springer, Berlin, 1988).

G. R. Fleming, Chemical Applications of Ultrafast Spectroscopy (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1986).

Ultrafast Phenomena  I-XII, Springer Series in Chemical Physics.

C. M. Cherqui, Femtochemistry. Ultrafast Chemical and Physical Processes in Molecular Systems (World Scientific, Singapore, 1996).

R. R. Alfano (Ed.), Biological Events Probed by Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy (Academic Press, New York, 1982).

M. Dantus, A. Zewail (Eds.), Special Issue: Femtochemistry, Chem. Rev. 104(4) (2004).

M. Braun, P. Gilch, W. Zinth (Eds.), Ultrashort Laser Pulses in Biology and Medicine (Springer, Berlin, 2007).


X. F. Wang and B. Herman, Fluorescence Imaging Spectrsocopy and Microscopy (Wiley, New York, 1999).

W. Rettig, B. Strehmel, S. Schrader, H. Seifert (Eds.), Applied Fluorescence in Chemistry, Biology and Medicine (Springer, Berlin – Heidelberg, 1999).

B. Valeur, J.-C. Brochon (Eds.), New Trends in Fluorescence Spectroscopy – Applications to Chemical and Life Sciences (Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2001).

A. M. Kuznetsov, J. Ulstrup, Electron Transfer in Chemistry and Biology – An Introduction to the Theory, Wiley Series in Theoretical Chemistry (Wiley, Chichester,1998).

B. Valeur, Molecular Fluorescence. Principles and Applications (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2002).


Dominik Marx and Jürg Hutter            
Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics: Basic Theory and Advanced Methods

Praxis/Springer, New York, 2009. (571 pp.).

R. M. Martin:  
 Electronic Structure. Basic Theory and Practical Methods
Cambridge University
Press, Cambridge 2008, 648 pp.

V. May, O. Kühn,      
Charge and Energy Transfer Dynamics in Molecular Systems. 
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2011.




Materials Research

Organic Dyes

U. Basting, Lambdachrome LaserDyes (Lambda Physik, Göttingen, 1997).

Luminescent Polymers

G. Hadziioannou and P. van Hutten (Eds.), Semiconducting Polymers. Chemistry, Physics and Engineering  (Wiley, VHC, Weinheim, 1999), p. 309.

N. S. Sariciftci, Editor, Primary photoexcitations in conjugated polymers: Molecular excitation versus semiconductor band model (World Scientific, Singapore, 1997).

M. Pope and C. E. Swenberg, Electronic Processes in organic crystals (Oxford University Press, New York, 2000).

J. Shiner (Editor), Light-Emitting Diodes. A Survey (Springer-Verlag, New York, 2004).


M. Peyrard (Ed.), Nonlinear Excitations in Biomolecules (Springer, Berlin, 1995).

C. Sandorfy and T. Theophanides, Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules (R. Reidel, Dordrecht, 1984).

R. Briggs, J. L. Spudich (Eds.), Handbook of Photosensory Receptors (Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2005).

A. Batschauer (Ed.), Photoreceptors and Light Singnalling, Comprehensive Series in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences (The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 2003).

F. Müller (Ed.), Chemistry and Biochemistry of Flavoenzymes, Vol. 1-3 (CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl., 1991).

E. Silva, A. M. Edwards (Eds.), Flavin Photochemistry and Photobiology, Comprehensive Series in  Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, Vol. 6 (The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, 2006).

E. Schäfer, N. Nagy (Eds.), Photomorphogenesis in Plants and Bacteria, 3rd Edition, Function and Signal Transduction Mechanisms (Springer, Berlin, 2006).



E. Sackmann, R. Merkel

Lehrbuch der Biophysik

Wiley-VCH, 2010 958 S., 88/WD2000 S121+2

R. Winter, F. Noll,

Methoden der Biophysikalischen Chemie (Taschenbuch)

Teubner, 1998, 589 S., 86/VK5660 W788


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