A history of Soviet spectroscopy is given, with special emphasis on various areas indicating the earliest workers in each specialty and their principal successors; for example, the work of Rozhdestvenskii (anomalous dispersion), Fok (self-consistant field calculations), Terenin (photochemistry, atomic beams), Mandelstam (combination scattering), Vavilov (luminescence, quantum properties of light), Cerenkov (radiation), Chaika (atomic lifetimes), Gross (excitons), and Volkenstein (molecular vibrations).
© 1967 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 14, 1967
Published: November 1, 1967
S. Frish, "The Development of Soviet Optics and Spectroscopy During the Past Fifty Years," Appl. Opt. 6, 1783-1792 (1967)