Coherent Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering in molecular gases uri icon


  • An experimental and theoretical study of the coherent Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering in molecular gases in the kinetic regime was analyzed. By two crossing pump laser beams through optical dipole forces, gas density perturbation waves were generated. Kinetic theory was used to model the line shape of the scattered light. It was shown that the model takes into account the internal energy modes of the gas particles and is applicable to both molecular and atomic gases. The implication of coherent Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering on kinetic theory and photon matter interaction was discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Pan, X. G., Shneider, M. N., & Miles, R. B.

citation count

  • 102