Surface Brillouin and Raman Scattering

  • F. Nizzoli
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Part of the Springer Series on Wave Phenomena book series (SSWAV, volume 3)


First order light scattering from collective excitations in transparent materials (fluids, sol ids) has been studied since the beginning of the century [1,2]. More recently (since 1965) light scattering has been used to investigate acoustic and optic surface vibrations. Two different points of view can be adopted. In fact, surface phonons can be detected which are either externally excited with a variety of different techniques or naturally present in the sample at a finite temperature T due to thermal excitations (thermal noise). The two different methods have been developed rather independently.


Rayleigh Wave Attenuate Total Reflection Free Spectral Range Surface Polaritons Surface Phonon 
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  • F. Nizzoli
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and G.N.S.M.University of ModenaModenaItaly

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