Inelastic Light Scattering

  • P. J. McNulty
  • H. W. Chew
  • M. Kerker
Part of the Topics in Current Physics book series (TCPHY, volume 16)


Inelastic light scattering processes such as Raman and fluorescent scattering have been utilized recently as diagnostic probes for small particles and biological cells. The model of inelastic scattering described in this chapter assumes that the active molecules within a spherical particle can be represented by a classical oscillating electric dipole. The pumping field at the incident frequency at the location of the molecule is given by classical elastic scattering theory. The far-field at the shifted frequency is obtained by solution of the boundary value problem of a radiating dipole located at an arbitrary position within a dielectric sphere. Calculations have been carried out to illustrate the effect of particle size, particle refractive index and the distribution of active molecules within the sphere upon the inelastically scattered radiation.


Angular Distribution Elastic Scattering Inelastic Scattering Radiation Pattern Active Molecule 
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  • P. J. McNulty
  • H. W. Chew
  • M. Kerker

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