OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 14, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1997
  • pp: 2584–2588

Influence of propagation of optical pulses on stimulated Rayleigh wing scattering in a Kerr medium

D. Wang, R. Barille, and G. Rivoire  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 14, Issue 10, pp. 2584-2588 (1997)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1374 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Spatial and spectral studies of stimulated Rayleigh scattering in a Kerr medium carried out near threshold reveal that propagation behavior of the incident laser beam drastically influences the scattering process. The filamentation increases the local field intensity, allowing stimulated scattering to start. The time-dependent feature of the filaments broadens the spectrum of scattering through cross-phase modulation. Understanding the roles of Kerr effects in all the generation processes of the large-bandwidth stimulated scattering requires taking into account the forward and backward competition.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

D. Wang, R. Barille, and G. Rivoire, "Influence of propagation of optical pulses on stimulated Rayleigh wing scattering in a Kerr medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2584-2588 (1997)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. J. Etchepare, G. Grillon, J. P. Chambaret, G. Hamoniaux, and A. Orszag, Opt. Commun. 63, 329 (1987). [CrossRef]
  2. G. Rivoire, in Modern Nonlinear Optics, Part 1, M. Evans and S.Kielich, eds., Vol. 35 of Advances in Chemical Physics Series (Wiley, NewYork, 1993), p. 217; J. P. Bourdin, P. X. Nguyen, G. Rivoire, and J. M. Nunzi, Nonlinear Opt. 7, 16 (1994).
  3. A. Barthelemy, S. Maneuf, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 55, 201 (1985); S. Maneuf, R. Desailly, and C. Froehly, Opt. Commun. 65, 193 (1988). [CrossRef]
  4. G. Rivoire and D. Wang, J. Chem. Phys. 98, 9279 (1993); 99, 9460 (1993). [CrossRef]
  5. G. S. He and P. N. Prasad, Phys. Rev. A 41, 2687 (1990). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. H. Z. Wang, X. G. Zheng, W. D. Mao, Z. X. Yu, and Z. L. Gao, Phys. Rev. A 52, 1740 (1995); J. Y. Zhou, H. Z. Wang, Y. C. Li, and Z. X. Yu, J. Mod. Opt. 38, 1015 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. H. B. Lin and A. J. Campillo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 2440 (1994). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. J. L. Cheung, A. S. Kwok, K. A. Juvan, D. H. Leach, and R. K. Chang, Chem. Phys. Lett. 213, 309 (1993). [CrossRef]
  9. R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic, New York, 1992), p. 260.
  10. Ref. 9, p. 395.
  11. P. L. Baldeck, P. P. Ho, and R. R. Alfano, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1677 (1987). [CrossRef]
  12. Y. R. Shen, Prog. Quantum Electron. 4, 1 (1975). [CrossRef]
  13. M. Vampouille, B. Colombeau, and C. Froehly, Opt. Quantum Electron. 14, 253 (1982). [CrossRef]
  14. M. Maier and W. Kaiser, in Laser Handbook, F. T. Arecchi and E. O. Schultz-Dubois, eds. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1972), Vol. II, p. 1136.
  15. M. Maier and W. Kaiser, Ref. 14, p. 1143.
  16. E. J. Miller, M. S. Malcuit, and R. W. Boyd, Opt. Lett. 15, 1188 (1990). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited