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  • Vol. 61, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1971
  • pp: 1424–1425

Polarization Modulation in Brillouin Spectroscopy

L. BOYER and R. VACHER  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 61, Issue 10, pp. 1424-1425 (1971)

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L. BOYER and R. VACHER, "Polarization Modulation in Brillouin Spectroscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 1424-1425 (1971)

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  1. K. H. Langley and N. C. Ford, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 281 (1969).
  2. R. Vacher, L. Boyer, and L. Cecchi, Rev. Phys. Appl. 5, 255 (1970).
  3. R. R. Alfano and N. Ockman, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 90 (1968).
  4. For instance øHνR is the Rayleigh scattered power with polarizations parallel and perpendicular to the plane of the incident and scattered beams.
  5. D. A. Pinnow, S. J. Candau, and T. A. Litovitz, J. Chem. Phys. 49, 347 (1968).
  6. L. Boyer, R. Vacher, L. Cecchi, M. Adam, and P. Bergé, Phys. Rev. Letters 26, 23 (1971).
  7. A rotating polarizing plate used in place of the λ/2 plate would be inefficient. In fact, the scattered flux is proportional to Eo2 cos2ωt for the Rayleigh line—whatever may be the state of polarization of the scattered light—as well as for the Brillouin lines. Consequently, all fluxes would be modulated at 2ω and the Rayleigh line could not be cancelled.

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