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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 12 — Jun. 4, 2012
  • pp: 12975–12986

Experimental and numerical analysis of narrowband coherent Rayleigh–Brillouin scattering in atomic and molecular species

Barry M. Cornella, Sergey F. Gimelshein, Mikhail N. Shneider, Taylor C. Lilly, and Andrew D. Ketsdever  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 12975-12986 (2012)

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Coherent Rayleigh–Brillouin scattering (CRBS) line shapes generated from all narrow-band pump experiment, Direct Simulation Monte-Carlo (DSMC) approach, and published kinetic line shape models are presented for argon, molecular nitrogen, and methane at 300 & 500 K and 1 atm. The kinetic line shape models require uncertain gas properties, such as bulk viscosity, and assume linearization of the kinetic equations from low intensities (<1 x 1015 W/m2) operating in the perturbative regime. DSMC, a statistical approach to the Boltzmann equation, requires only basic gas parameters available in literature and simulates the forcing function from first principles without assumptions on laser intensity. The narrow band experiments show similar results to broadband experiments and validate the use of DSMC for the prediction of CRBS line shapes.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin
(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh
(300.6240) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent transient
(190.2055) Nonlinear optics : Dynamic gratings

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Original Manuscript: February 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2012
Published: May 24, 2012

Barry M. Cornella, Sergey F. Gimelshein, Mikhail N. Shneider, Taylor C. Lilly, and Andrew D. Ketsdever, "Experimental and numerical analysis of narrowband coherent Rayleigh–Brillouin scattering in atomic and molecular species," Opt. Express 20, 12975-12986 (2012)

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