Relation between Light-scattering Cross-sections and the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibilities of Liquids and Solids

  • Robert W. Hellwarth
Conference paper


We establish the theoretical connection between the light scattering spectrum of a medium and its (third-order) nonlinear optical susceptibility. This connection is used to obtain the nonlinear susceptibility spectra.


Susceptibility Function Nonlinear Susceptibility Nonlinear Optical Effect Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility Optical Kerr Effect 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. Hellwarth
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  1. 1.Dept. of Physics and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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