By Paul M. Pellegrino; Ellen L. Holthoff; and Mikella E. Farrell. Laser-Based Optical Detection of Explosives offers a comprehensive review of past, present, and emerging laser-based methods for the detection of a variety of explosives. This book considers laser propagation safety and explains standard test material preparation for standoff optical-based detection system evaluation; explores explosives detection using deep ultraviolet native fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, reflectometry, and hyperspectral imaging; examines photodissociation followed by laser-induced fluorescence, photothermal methods, cavity-enhanced absorption spectrometry, and short-pulse laser-based techniques; and describes the detection and recognition of explosives using terahertz-frequency spectroscopic techniques. Hardcover; 409 pp.; 2015; ISBN 9781482233285.