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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4449–4452

Single-shot coherent Rayleigh–Brillouin scattering using a chirped optical lattice

A. Gerakis, M. N. Shneider, and P. F. Barker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 21, pp. 4449-4452 (2013)

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We present a method for obtaining coherent Rayleigh–Brillouin scattering (CRBS) spectra on timescales of hundreds of nanoseconds using rapidly chirped, pulsed, optical lattices. This enables us to transfer the spectral profile to a temporal profile which can be easily recorded on a single shot of an oscilloscope. These spectra are demonstrated to have sufficient signal-to-noise ratio to study CRBS models over a wide range of gas densities.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5830) Scattering : Scattering, Brillouin
(290.5890) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated
(300.6290) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, four-wave mixing

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Original Manuscript: July 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2013
Published: October 31, 2013

A. Gerakis, M. N. Shneider, and P. F. Barker, "Single-shot coherent Rayleigh–Brillouin scattering using a chirped optical lattice," Opt. Lett. 38, 4449-4452 (2013)

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