This issue of <i>Applied Optics</i> features 16 papers describing chemical and environmental measurements made possible by lasers. Many of these contributions were presented at the Optical Society of America Topical Meeting on Laser Applications to Chemical and Environmental Analysis, held in Orlando, Florida, 9–11 March 1998.
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(120.1740) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Combustion diagnostics
(240.6490) Optics at surfaces : Spectroscopy, surface
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
Mark G. Allen, Robert W. Shaw, and Volker Sick, "Laser Applications to Chemical and Environmental Analysis: Introduction to the Feature Issue," Appl. Opt. 38, 1403-1403 (1999)