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Nonlinear optical processes in droplets with single-mode laser excitation
Author(s): Richard K. Chang; Chang-ho Chen; Steven C. Hill; Peter W. Barber
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Paper Abstract

Several nonlinear optical processes concurrently occur in single micrometer-sized droplets that are irradiated by the second-harmonic output of a single-mode Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The authors review the following observations of stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) in droplets: (1) the image of the droplets that are emitting SBS and SRS; (2) the long delay and decay time of the SRS pulse; (3) the correlated temporal profiles of SBS and SRS pulses; (4) the high-resolution spectra of SBS; (5) the frequency splitting of a degenerate spherical normal mode in the SRS spectra; and (6) the fine structures in the angular distribution of SRS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1497, Nonlinear Optics and Materials, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46760
Show Author Affiliations
Richard K. Chang, Yale Univ. (United States)
Chang-ho Chen, Yale Univ. (United States)
Steven C. Hill, Clarkson Univ. (United States)
Peter W. Barber, Clarkson Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1497:
Nonlinear Optics and Materials
Cyrus D. Cantrell; Charles M. Bowden, Editor(s)

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