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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1193–1198

Frequency-modulated stimulated Brillouin spectroscopy in crystals

Toshiaki Sonehara, Yusaku Konno, Hitomi Kaminaga, Seishiro Saikan, and Seigo Ohno  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 5, pp. 1193-1198 (2007)

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We have developed a Brillouin spectrometer based on frequency modulation (FM) spectroscopy in order to enhance the detection sensitivity and to detect separately the real and imaginary parts of the Brillouin spectrum. With this spectrometer, we have measured Brillouin spectra at room temperature in a variety of single crystals including Si O 2 , Ca F 2 , Li Nb O 3 , deuterated L-arginine phosphate, Pb Mo O 4 , Te O 2 , langatate ( La 3 Ta 0.5 Ga 5.3 Al 0.2 O 14 ) , and KRS-5. To determine the Brillouin linewidth and shift from the observed FM spectrum, we have derived a spectral formula for the FM-stimulated Brillouin spectrum by taking into account several contributions from both electrostrictive and absorptive Brillouin scattering and polarization ellipticity of pump or probe waves. This formula reproduces the observed FM Brillouin spectra quite well.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1050) Materials : Acousto-optical materials
(290.5900) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Brillouin

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Original Manuscript: October 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

Toshiaki Sonehara, Yusaku Konno, Hitomi Kaminaga, Seishiro Saikan, and Seigo Ohno, "Frequency-modulated stimulated Brillouin spectroscopy in crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1193-1198 (2007)

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