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Diffraction effects in stimulated Raman scattering
Author(s): Michael Scalora; Joseph W. Haus
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Paper Abstract

The reconciliation of theoretical predictions with experimental results suggests that a more accurate description of the phenomenon is made by progressively adding what could at first be considered terms of secondary importance into the theoretical exposition of the problem. One such "secondary" physical effect which has enjoyed much renewed interest within the last decade, in the field of non—linear optics, is diffraction. Its study is important because diffraction is a natural consequence of wave propagation. Although the initiating mechanisms are well known (i.e., finite beam width to wavelength ratio), the consequences are often not as well understood. In order to simplify the analysis diffraction effects are often neglected

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1497, Nonlinear Optics and Materials, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46771
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Scalora, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Joseph W. Haus, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)


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

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