Coherent Raman Spectroscopy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080250588, 9781483153919

Coherent Raman Spectroscopy

1st Edition

Authors: G. L. Eesley
eBook ISBN: 9781483153919
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 152
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Coherent Raman Spectroscopy provides a unified and general account of the fundamental aspects of nonlinear Raman spectroscopy, also known as coherent Raman spectroscopy. The theoretical basis from which coherent Raman spectroscopy developed is described, along with its applications, utility, and implementation as well as advantages and disadvantages. Experimental data which typifies each technique is presented. This book is comprised of four chapters and opens with an overview of nonlinear optics and coherent Raman spectroscopy, followed by a discussion on nonlinear transfer function of matter. The derivation of third-order nonlinear effects is described and the problem is specialized to one dimension by assuming monochromatic plane waves propagating in the z direction. The next chapter reviews the salient features of seven coherent Raman techniques by calculating the resonant and non-resonant signal contributions in the monochromatic plane wave limit. Finally, the general areas of application of coherent Raman spectroscopy are highlighted.
This monograph is written primarily for uninitiated or endeavoring coherent Raman spectroscopists and should also be of interest to experienced industrial and academic researchers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction A. Nonlinear Optics and Coherent Raman Spectroscopy B. Objectives C. Notation and Conventions Chapter 2. Nonlinear Transfer Function of Matter A. Derivation of Third-Order Nonlinear Effects B. Semiclassical Coupling to Maxwell's Equations C. Additional Symmetry Considerations Chapter 3. Coherent Raman Techniques A. Signals of Various Techniques A.1 Coherent antiStokes Raman Spectroscopy A.2 Coherent antiStokes Raman Ellipsometry A.3 ASTERISK A.4 Raman-Induced Kerr-Effect Spectroscopy A.5 Optically Heterodyned Raman-Induced Kerr Effect A.6 Stimulated Raman Gain Spectroscopy A.7 Photoacoustic Raman Spectroscopy B. Noises of Various Techniques B.l CARS Signal-to-Noise Ratio B.2 CARE Signal-to-Noise Ratio B.3 ASTERISK Signal-to-Noise Ratio B.4 RIKES Signal-to-Noise Ratio B.5 OHD-RIKES Signal-to-Noise Ratio B.6 SRS Signal-to-Noise Ratio B.7 PARS Signal-to-Noise Ratio C. Comparison of Techniques Chapter 4. Applications A. Introductory Remarks B. General Areas of Application C. Selected Results and Bibliographies C.1 CARS C.2 CARE C.3 OHD-RIKES C.4 SRS C.5 PARS Appendix 1. Probability for Nondissipative Interactions Appendix 2. Third-Order Nonlinear Susceptibility Appendix 3. Nonlinear Field Generation by Quasimonochromatic Fields Appendix 4. Calculation of Signal-to-Noise Ratios from the Optical Power Spectral Densities Appendix 5. Determination of the Rike Signal Field Spatial Profile, Power and Heterodyning Efficiency Appendix 6. Relationship of x(3) to the Raman Scattering Cross Section Appendix 7. Physical Constants and x(3)(CGS-ESU)+x(3)(MKS) Conversion References Index


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