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Stimulated Raman Scattering

  • A. Laubereau
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 93)

Abstract

Inelastic light scattering has proved to be highly valuable for the study of elementary excitations of gases, liquids and solids. The parameters of the scattered radiation, e.g. frequency position, spectral band shape, degree of polarization and scattering efficiency provide detailed information on the material under consideration. Using conventional light sources, i.e. working at low intensity the scattering intensity is very weak and is proportional to the intensity of the incident light beam. At elevated intensity level the situation may change significantly as already predicted in the 1930’s.[l] Nevertheless the first discovery of stimulated Raman scattering was accidental using a nitrobenzene Kerr shutter as Q-switch of a ruby laser.[2] With intense laser sources a variety of new scattering phenomena has been observed during the past years that are discussed in detail in the various chapters of this hook.[3] The present article intends to provide a basic understanding of stimulated scattering and to reveal the close relationship with spontaneous scattering, coherent scattering and inverse Raman effect.

Keywords

Light Field Stimulate RAMAN Scattering Raman Amplifier Equivalent Noise Input Stokes Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Laubereau
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  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität BayreuthBayreuthW. Germany

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