Narrow-band coherent Rayleigh scattering

H. T. Bookey, A. I. Bishop, M. N. Shneider, P. F. Barker

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We describe the first implementation of narrow-band coherent Rayleigh scattering (CRS) for high spectral resolution of CRS line shapes. Using intensities in the 109 W/cm2 range we find that the measured line shapes of CO2, N2 and Xe gases at room temperature are in good agreement with a CRS model that assumes weakly perturbing fields. We compare our results with broadband CRS and discuss the importance of phase-matching requirements for narrow-band CRS. Finally, we show that a spectral narrowing in the CRS profile is predicted at intensities that are approximately an order of magnitude greater than those used in our experiments. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-662
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Raman Spectroscopy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


  • Coherent Rayleigh scattering
  • High resolution


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