Accession Number : AD0466177

Title :   PARAMETRIC EXCITATION OF ACOUSTIC WAVES IN STIMULATED BRILLOUIN SCATTERING,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS ANTENNA LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kavage, W. T.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Stimulated Brillouin scattering is a traveling wave parametric interaction between an acoustic wave and light. There are three types of stimulated Brillouin scattering and in this thesis the basic concept of these interactions is discussed. Experimental evidence for the backward traveling acoustic wave case is presented. The existence of a threshold power density for this case is shown. The appearance of 'boundary effects' and the disagreement of experimental results with the existing theories is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, SOUND), MECHANICAL WAVES, LIGHT, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, PUMPING(ELECTRONICS), POLARIZATION, QUARTZ, RUBY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE