Theory of Resonant Light Scattering Processes in Solids

  • Joseph L. Birman
Conference paper


A survey is presented of some recent work on the theory of resonant Brillouin and Raman scattering in insulating solids. The major themes which are examined are the effect of intermediate state interactions, and effects of spatial dispersion.


Acoustic Phonon Spatial Dispersion Incident Frequency Infinite Crystal Polariton Branch 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph L. Birman
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  1. 1.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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