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# Brillouin scattering

About: Brillouin scattering is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 11426 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 178306 citation(s).

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TL;DR: In this method, non-linear susceptibility tensors are introduced which relate the induced dipole moment to a power series expansion in field strengths and the various experimental observations are described and interpreted in terms of this formalism.

Abstract: Recent advances in the field of nonlinear optical phenomena are reviewed with particular empphasis placed on such topics as parametric oscillation self-focusing and trapping of laser beams, and stimulated Raman, Rayleigh, and Brillouin scattering. The optical frequency radiation is treated classically in terms of the amplitudes and phases of the electromagnetic fields. The interactions of light waves in a mterial are then formulated in terms of Maxwell's equations and the electric dipole approximation. In this method, non-linear susceptibility tensors are introdueed which relate the induced dipole moment to a power series expansion in field strengths. The tensor nature and the frequency dependence of the nonlinearity coefficients are considered. The various experimental, observations are described and interpreted in terms of this formalism.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a linear temperature dependence of the specific heat in amorphous solids at very low temperatures is shown to follow from an ionic tunneling model, which predicts both the observed temperature dependence and the magnitude of the thermal conductivity.

Abstract: A linear temperature dependence of the specific heat in amorphous solids at very low temperatures is shown to follow from an ionic tunneling model. Moreover, this model predicts both the observed temperature dependence and the magnitude of the thermal conductivity and also explains the anomalous results obtained for the phonon free path by means of stimulated Brillouin scattering.

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TL;DR: A review of progress in the theoretical and experimental study of the Raman effect in crystals during the past ten years is given in this article, where the theory of those properties of long-wavelength lattice vibrations in both cubic and uniaxial crystals which can be studied by Raman scattering.

Abstract: A review is given of progress in the theoretical and experimental study of the Raman effect in crystals during the past ten years. Attention is given to the theory of those properties of long-wavelength lattice vibrations in both cubic and uniaxial crystals which can be studied by Raman scattering. In particular the phenomena observed in the Raman scattering from crystals which lack a centre of inversion are related to the theory. The angular variations of the scattering by any type of lattice vibration in a crystal having any symmetry can be easily calculated using a complete tabulation of the Raman tensor. Recent measurements of first-order lattice vibration spectra are listed. A discussion of Brillouin scattering is included. The relation of second-order Raman spectra to critical points in the lattice vibration density of states is discussed, and measurements of the second-order spectra of diamond and the alkali halides are reviewed. The theory and experimental results for Raman scattering by electroni...

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14 Jun 1996

TL;DR: In this article, the theory of nonlinear optics frequency doubling and mixing optical parametric generation, amplification, and oscillation characterization of second order nonlinear optical materials properties of selected second-order nonlinearoptical materials is discussed.

Abstract: Elements of the theory of nonlinear optics frequency doubling and mixing optical parametric generation, amplification, and oscillation characterization of second order nonlinear optical materials properties of selected second order nonlinearoptical materials nonlinear index of refraction characterization of nonlinear refractive index materials optical properties of selected third order nonlinear optics materials nonlinear absorption experimental techniques in nonlinear absorption ultrafast characterization techniques laser flash photolysis nonlinear absorption properties of selected materials stimulated Raman scattering stimulated Brillouin scattering properties of selected stimulated light-scattering materials theelectro-optic effect.

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Bell Labs

^{1}TL;DR: These effects of stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering must be considered in the design of optical communication systems using low loss fibers especially when low loss optical fibers are used.

Abstract: The effect of stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering on the power handling capacity of optical fibers is considered and found to be important especially when low loss optical fibers are used. A critical power below which stimulated effects may be neglected is defined for forward and backward Raman scattering and for backward Brillouin scattering. This critical power is determined by the effective core area A, the small signal attenuation constant of the fiber alpha, and the gain coefficient for the stimulated scattering process (gamma0), by the approximate relation P(crit) approximately 20Aalpha/(gamma0). For a fiber with 20-dB/km attenuation and an area of 10(-7) cm(2)P(crit) approximately 35 mW for stimulated Brillouin scattering. For stimulated Raman scattering P(crit) is approximately two orders of magnitude higher. It is concluded that these effects must be considered in the design of optical communication systems using low loss fibers.

1,030 citations