Adventures in Green’s Land: Light Scattering in Anisotropic Media

  • M. Lax
  • D. F. Nelson


In all light scattering experiments, see Fig. 1, a source of radiation outside the sample enters the sample and is scattered in the source volume VS by a fluctuation in the dielectric constant (induced by an acoustic phonon in Brillouin scattering, an optical phonon or polariton in Raman scattering, etc.). The generation of radiation at VS and its propagation to the surface of a crystal must be calculated with due regard for crystalline anisotropy, in particular noncollinearity of the Poynting and propagation vectors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Lax
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. F. Nelson
    • 2
  1. 1.City College of New YorkCUNYUSA
  2. 2.Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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