Wolfgang Demtröder (b. 5 September 1931 in Attendorn) is a German physicist and spectroscopist. He is the author of several textbooks on laser spectroscopy and a series of four textbooks on experimental physics. His books entitled Laserspektroskopie[1] and Laser Spectroscopy[2][3] are considered classics in the field. From 1970 til 1999, he was ordinary professor at Kaiserslautern University of Technology.[4] Awarded the Max Born Prize in 1994.


  1. ^ W. Demtröder, Laserspektroskopie: Grundlagen und Techniken, 5th Ed. (Springer, 2007).
  2. ^ W. Demtröder, Laser Spectroscopy: Basic Principles, 4th Ed. (Springer, 2008).
  3. ^ W. Demtröder, Laser Spectroscopy: Experimental Techniques, 4th Ed. (Springer, 2008).
  4. ^ Kaiserslauterer Physik-Professor Dr. Wolfgang Demtröder emeritiert