Accession Number : AD0654536

Title :   THE STIMULATED RAMAN EFFECT.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Bloembergen,N.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : The paper reviews the main experimental and theoretical developments in stimulated Raman scattering of light, which has been actively investigated since 1962. The effect cannot be discussed properly without paying attention to related nonlinear effects which include stimulated Brillouin and Rayleigh scattering, self-focusing of light and modulation of the refractive index. The physical processes are enphasized and no encyclopedic survey of all the data and the research literature is attempted, but a brief historical account is added in the final section. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIGHT TRANSMISSION, SCATTERING), MOLECULES, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, RAYLEIGH SCATTERING, REFRACTIVE INDEX, LASERS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, POLARIZATION, LIGHT, ELECTROOPTICS

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE